werkspace has emerged from winter hibernation and is kicking off its 2014 exhibition season with drawings by Shira Ballon and l.h.sven johnson.
Attentional Residue : New Drawings by Shira Ballon
Opening reception Saturday, March 15 6 - 10 pm
Shira Ballon’s large scale drawings reference images and patterns found in nature such as sediment, fossils, wood grain and water droplets. Using water and black ink to create the groundwork, She then intricately traces the movement the ink has made through the water capturing meticulous detail and texture in a two-dimensional space.
Shira received a BA in Art from the University of California, Irvine in 2007 and promptly relocated to Chicago where she currently lives and works. This body of work originated during a residency in Jerusalem in 2010 in which she felt it was important to make work referencing the diverse Israeli landscape rather than religion and politics.
"Streams," a series of drawings by Kansas-based artist l.h. sven johnson will also be on display.