GARO ANTREASIAN / JOANNE JULIAN

MONUMENTALIS: Works on paper

February 8 – March 8, 2019

Joanne Julian

Untitled with Ribbon

2002

Arcylic, graphite on paper

132"h x 43"w

JJ001

Garo Antreasian

Shield II, 1998

Charcoal on paper

84.50h x 23.25w in

GA032-GA103

 

Garo Antreasian

Sentinel, 1998

Charcoal on paper

85.50h x 23.75w in

GA033-GA104

 

Garo Antreasian

Small Shields II, 1998

Charcoal on paper

59.50h x 19.50w in

GA036-GA106

 

Garo Antreasian

Pale Shields, 1998

Charcoal on paper

59.25h x 19.63w in

GA037-GA108

 

Garo Antreasian

Signal, 1998

Charcoal on paper

86h x 23.75w in

GA030-GA101

 

Garo Antreasian

Shield I, 1998

Charcoal on paper

85h x 23w in

GA031-GA102

 

Press Release

Tufenkian Fine Arts is proud to present Monumentalis the large scale charcoal, ink and graphite works on paper by Antreasian and Julian.  Displayed in juxtaposition within the gallery, Antreasian and Julian’s expressions are a dialogue in contrasts and similarities.  Both artists utilize and explore a strongly vertical format. For Antreasian, the vertical form evolved from his exploration of totemic shapes and the inspiration of architectural structures. For Julian, this verticality is the consequence of the unfurling of Zen scrolls.  Julian’s expressive yet restrained brush strokes have often been associated with Zen Buddhist painting and she weaves elements of detailed drawing into the gestural form of the ink. Both artists use large areas of black, dense charcoal or ink, as a dramatic and monumental anchor for the work.