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Elizabeth Dworkin

Victoria Munroe Gallery

Working on the edge between abstraction and figuration, Elizabeth Dworkin has found her way to a powerful style of expression. The blunt strength of her compositions has a mysterious gravity to it. In her vision, meaning arises in declaratively poetic fashion from surprising juxtapositions of elements of form and color, and qualities like light and texture in surfaces filled with dynamic, scaffoldlike arrangements of planes and slashing brushstrokes. At the foundation of these juxtapositions lies what might be called the graphic integrity of her structures. She has devoted herself equally to painting and drawing, and in her work the two media are intimately related and often overlap.

Focusing on the last 15 years of her drawing, this show revealed how Dworkin has consistently used drawing as a tool for formal investigation as well as a means of expressing feelings and ideas. This dual

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