How Little is Enough?
Drive-by Projects is pleased to present How Little is Enough?, an exhibition of drawings and sculpture by Meg Alexander and Lynne Harlow. Posing the question "how little is enough?" suggests a preference for searching and experimentation over finding a solution. Alexander and Harlow share the bent towards disciplined questing and editing suggested by the exhibition title, a commonality that is further supported by their mutual use of an elemental geometry.
Lynne Harlow's drawings and wall installation are part of a new series of works that explore the parallels shared by two seemingly dissimilar cities: Los Angeles and Istanbul. "The works combine color, material, light and space to explore the affinities I perceive between these two cities." Four spare drawings show Harlow's ability to capture the character of an environment with a few carefully chosen pigmented marks, while her installation extends these concise depictions onto the wall and floor of the gallery.
Meg Alexander begins with a reverence for her materials. Drawings in her Hill and Hole Series are meticulously executed in India ink on a Nepal paper. "The paper is made from natural fibers and is archival, light weight and strong; it has an almost skin-like character." Alexander's works are at once simple geometries and intricately drawn invented landscapes, a dichotomy that allows her to investigate the dualities of minimalism/realism and abstraction/representation. Alexander will also include one of her plaster sculptures in the gallery's window.