Miriam Cahn

Galerie Stampa

A series of black and white, and colored drawings hung around the walls of a single room, like a frieze of strictly chronological, individual works offering itself to be read. One could devine the process of creation without reducing the works to one narrative line that would limit the multiplicity of associations. In many pieces Miriam Cahn drew an arm with hand and fingers. Extended in a flowing movement, rising and sinking simultaneously, this isolated body part appeared as an independent entity, caught somewhere between sensual presence and material dissolution. Entire figures breathed in erotic proximity and at a distance, from the shadows. The gestural in these drawings was not the expression of internal agitation, but, rather, the trace of a physical struggle with paper. Each work was precisely dated, but this did not give the effect of the intimacy and system of a personal journal.

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