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Krista Adams - Lineage

  • The Common Room 1509 North Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 (map)

From the artist:
Lineage is a portrait series that blossomed out of an afternoon revisiting blind contour drawing- an exercise where one does not look at the surface on which one is drawing, and does not lift the drawing utensil until complete.

After a several month long creative rut, I found joy in this whimsical process. Drawn to the opportunity to let go creatively, I eagerly drew everything and everyone around me. The exploratory addition of a watercolor layer sparked a fascination with the way in which this captured the spirit of a subject. Repeating this process revealed tendencies in my hand and triggered an additional study— to showcase the similarities and differences that manifested over time, I drew a blind contour self portrait every day for the first week of the new year.

Intimate moments with the people in my life led to a study in repetition, line and color— now compiled as a gallery of portraits.

Earlier Event: February 1
Strangely Positive
Later Event: February 1