TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - In the Drawings from Qumran, "It is not the
content of the scrolls, but the physical being, the speech act, the utterance
of words that interests me. Their erasure, their trace, their crust and
luminosity make the impossible possible, the ephemeral concrete," says
The Julie M. Gallery will present three bodies of his work. The first,
The Carbon Series, is made with standard stationary and carbon paper.
Expressive strokes, staggered markings, and geometric forms are drawn that are
then folded back to reveal new forms on the shiny surface of the carbon paper.
The second, Erased Drawings, explores how erasing a portion of a symbol
or a word does not eliminate; it sustains and modulates meaning.
In the third group, The Drawings of Breath, Neustein tears and stencils
the surface. Says the artist, "The erasure protracts an echo or trace of a
vowel or a consonant, a syllable which dies and is reborn to the intimations
in the desert of Khirbet Qumran," the plateau near where the scrolls were
This exhibit runs concurrent with Neustein's Margins, that also explores
ideas suggested by the Dead Sea Scrolls. Presented at the Royal Ontario Museum
by the Institute for Contemporary Culture and the Koffler Gallery, this show
will be on view until January 3, 2010.
Joshua Neustein's Drawing from Qumran is on view at the Julie M. Gallery
June 25 - July 19, 2009
Opening reception Thursday June 25, 6-9 PM
7PM: artist talk addressing Drawings from Qumran and Margins.
Presented with the Koffler Gallery at Julie M. Gallery
For further information:
For further information: Erica Segal, Director, Julie M. Gallery, 15
Mill Street, Building 37, Suite 103, Toronto, ON, M5A 3R6, T. (416) 603-2626,
F. (416) 630-2620, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.juliem.com