White Room: Meghan GeretyJune 14–July 20, 2002 320 West 13th Street White Room
Meghan Gerety presents pencil drawings of abstracted trees rendered in silhouette. Working from her own photographs, Gerety first lays down an outline, then fills it with slow, painstaking strokes. Her thick application of graphite to paper disguises the individual pencil lines and leaves the paper with a ridged metallic surface. The simplified forms she uses are directly related to the artist’s interest in minimalism and Zen aesthetics. The landscapes have a quiet serenity, and for Gerety, the repetitive process of their creation evokes a state similar to meditation. In this exhibition several large drawings will be presented, including one horizontal piece that is 9 feet long. A graduate of Columbia University, Gerety has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and London. She lives and works in New York. This will be her first solo exhibition in New York.