David X Levine, Joe Howe and Crystalle Lacouture
September 14 - October 26, 2019
81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Saturday, September 14, 4-6pm
Drive-by Projects is pleased to open its tenth fall season with Semiformal, an exhibition of paintings by Crystalle Lacouture, sculpture by Joe Howe and drawings by David X Levine. The formal elements of abstraction are key to the work of these artists, but each of the three pushes beyond the physical properties of line, shape, form, color, texture, etc. to add humanity and wit to the mix in Semiformal.
David X. Levine's small drawings of simple, redolent shapes are executed in his signature medium, colored pencil on paper. Levine elevates this humble duo of materials to produce tightly choreographed abstract blobs and squiggles.
Non-verbal for his entire life,Joe Howe expressed himself in the wood and clay pieces that he made in the studios of Gateway Arts, Brookline MA.
Crystalle Lacouture's abstract paintings are inspired by textiles and the memories of places and experiences from her transient childhood. Loosely built on an underlying grid-like structure, they expand to suggest 3D weavings that exist in a shallow space.