Skip Steinworth: Recent Works
LewAllen Galleries is pleased to announce a showcase of recent drawings of master draughtsman Skip Steinworth, whose extraordinary still-lifes transform the commonplace and familiar into arrangements which are both intimate and remarkably poetic. Recent Works goes on view at the gallery beginning May 26, 2017 with an artist reception from 5-7 pm, and runs from May 26 through June 19, 2017.
Without embellishment of color and rendered with extraordinary finesse and minimal context, Steinworth’s radiant drawings – ironically, often of ephemeral objects – reach for the infinite. Steinworth states, “It’s a process of mentally deconstructing, analyzing and distilling the visual essence of a subject.” In his hands, a potted plant becomes far more than just a potted plant: effortlessly, he transcends subject matter by capturing its ultimate, almost spiritual essence, what Ingres called its “inner form.”
While Steinworth’s drawings, according to Art Scene Magazine, are “gutsy in their rejection of bombast,” they retain a remarkable energy in their masterful composition, evocation of light, space, and form. Like the Dutch and French old masters before him, Steinworth pays careful, almost obsessive attention to arrangement, lighting, scale and subject matter, elevating the everyday to resplendent expression.