Visual Art

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): EXHIBITION: Line, Touch, Trace

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( Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 - Sun., Mar. 8, 2015 )

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6407


Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., Line, Touch, Trace highlights hand-drawn works by 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes. Line may be used to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; touch builds tonal values or erases edges; and traced marks may suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use line, touch, and trace in works that communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation. The range of approaches presented attests to the effervescence of drawing and its contribution to contemporary art.


This exhibition may be viewed in East Building, Level B, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery.



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  • Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 8, 2015