Philadelphia, PA


Lynne Woods Turner

Untitled (1008)
pencil and colored pencil on old Indian ledger paper
6 1/2 x 17 inches

February 03 - February 25, 2012



January 11, 2012

cónstruct at Gallery Joe

Philadelphia, PA – Gallery Joe is pleased to present cónstruct, an exhibition of drawings by Jorinde Voigt, Jill Baroff, and Lynne Woods Turner. The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 4 and continues through February 25. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 4 from 5-7 pm. The gallery will be open for a preview on First Friday, February 3 from 5 - 7:30.

For a number of artists working today drawing takes the form of re-presenting a concept or a set of data. These constructs may be abstract or quite literal. This is the case with the three artists in this exhibition, Lynne Woods Turner, Jill Baroff, and Jorinde Voigt. Turner works with geometric concepts such as the ellipse, Baroff records the ebb and flow of the tides, and Voigt represents the relationship of the horizon to the human body as it moves through space. In all cases, the artist begins with an idea and then systematically creates a visual realization of that idea. In each instance the artist is inspired by how this construct comes to life in a drawing.

Jorinde Voigt was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She lives and works in Berlin. When discussing her horizon drawings Voigt states, “The line of the horizon is one of the most fundamental points of orientation for our perception. It always runs horizontally according to conventional reception. The way of recording this line as one that can adopt any conceivable form results from a translation of the movements which the body may make during observation. The line is seen or conceived from a moving/active standpoint and it reproduces the “trace” of its movement in the course of observation. The trace of movement may adopt any kind of line, ranging from standstill to pirouette, which a moving body can complete in space.” — Berlin 2010 / 2011

Jill Baroff was born in Summit, NJ. She lives and works in New York City. In the essay Everything is a Process, Jens Peter Koerver writes, “Drawing is understood by Jill Baroff in an extremely broad sense and includes activities that go beyond traditional ideas of draftsmanship. Detailed tide tables for specific areas that can be viewed on the Internet, providing information on the constantly changing water levels for time intervals as short as a few minutes, serve the artist as basis for her work. The works’ titles refer to the locations, sometimes with added notes on special circumstances (Hurricane Isabelle) or, in multi-part works, indicating exact time (New York Harbor March 31 – April 30, 2005).”

Lynne Woods Turner lives and works in Portland, Oregon. In a catalogue for a recent exhibition at Reed College, curator Stephanie Snyder writes, “… Turner’s rigorously subtle oil paintings and works on paper emerge, slowly, through the artist’s passionate exploration of geometry, mathematics, and natural phenomena – specifically in relationship to the artist’s visceral experience of the work as it evolves. A methodical investigator, Turner develops visual ideas in relationship to the most essential, expressive possibilities of mark making, including: directionality, tactility, vibration, and visibility…” Abstract, 2010

cónstruct opens February 4 and runs through February 28. There will be a reception on Saturday February 4 from 5-7 pm. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12–5:30 other days by appointment. For additional information contact the gallery 215.592.7752, and


03 Feb - 25 Feb 2012

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