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Tedd Nash Pomaski, Untitled 1, 2010, graphite on paper, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2". From the series “Waves in Isolation,” 2010–.

Tedd Nash Pomaski

Bose Pacia

Tedd Nash Pomaski, Untitled 1, 2010, graphite on paper, 12 1/2 x 12 1/2". From the series “Waves in Isolation,” 2010–.

In “At the Foot of the Lighthouse,” Tedd Nash Pomaski presents new drawings in which images, while generally recognizable, struggle against their facture. Picturing nocturnal highways and roads, hospital examination rooms, and ocean waves, Pomaski filters his careful draftsmanship though an array of mediating strategies, some preliminary, others visible on the surface of the work. The cumulative effect is of a veil or glare that slows but never entirely cancels out the processes of looking and comprehension. Areas of darkness—of which there are many—surrender their depth as in an overexposed photograph, while fine details are always conscientiously suggested but never fully rendered. Only in one series, however, does figuration dissolve entirely, becoming pure line.

Pomaski’s drawings, all in graphite on paper and shown here unframed, are predominantly built from columns

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