October 8, 2008

Ephemeral Linescape

Ephemeral Linescape
New work by Nick Howard and Robert Roscoe

Showing Roscoe and Howard’s work together reminded me of the old TV show “The Odd Couple.? Howard’s pen figures with three mouths full of sharp pointy teeth are casual, flippant, and slightly creepy while Howard’s photographs are carefully composed/cropped, predictable, and full of texture.

Roscoe’s image “Harbor Bulkhead, Camden, ME? is a lovely, close-up shot of core ten steel with a rusted-thru horizontal lace-like pattern. The lighting is graceful, allowing the rich texture of rust and patina to feel touchable with my eyes.