Two Exhibits running simultaneously at two Industrious Locations:
Industrious – Arlington Courthouse
2311 Wilson Blvd.
Industrious – Downtown Bethesda
7200 Wisconsin Ave Suite 500
Sue Grace’s recent work is an intuitive approach to abstraction. Moderate scale paintings create a surface of texture and color and include feints and references to space.
Like the game we played as kids, the Rubik Cube, the handheld toy cube offered endless possible solutions: the rectangle of the picture plane offers the same tantalizing challenges … ”how can the composition avoid figure and ground? How can one push forward (for example the ground)? How can one quiet down (for example the figure) so that it does not dominate?” For Grace, there is a struggle between the desire to tell a story and the practice of asserting the material. The struggle presents a continual fresh source of questioning that leaves open the possibility of introducing the element of spirituality.