Saturday, May 21, 2016


LINE, EDGE and MARGIN:The Horizontal in Food  Art

Part l: Without Food

De Keyser, Raoul (b. Deinze, Belgium,1930 - 2012),  (Untitled)

A Grammar of Lines:  "A Line is a dot out for a walk."    
                                      - Paul Klee 

   A line connects two points. It is also the path made by a moving point. Lines can be thick or thin. They can be long or short. The can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. They can be solid or dotted or dashed. Lines can be curved or straight of combinations of both. There’s an endless variety in what we think of as a line (From Steven Bradley, Vanseo Design, 2010)

     A horizontal line in art provides stability and often a representation of how we see much of the world: the natural horizon, the sea, our dining room table. The stability is sensed when we see the margins of things – buildings, a diner table, a shelf, a figure at rest.  And Newton’s gravity is always present in order to root things.  As our arms falls, the chalk leaves a perpendicular line that seeks the horizontal.  As we read in English, we follow the letters left to right, horizontally.
Willard B. Moore

                              Horizontally Structured Art Without Food

Donald Judd (b. Missouri, 1928-1994) The Horizontal Line as an Organizing Element

Roy Lichtenstein (b. Manhattan, 1923 – 1997)  Sea and Sky

James Turrell (b. Pasadena, CA, 1943 - )1969 Pink and White
    Turrell is an American artist primarily concerned with light and space. Turrell was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984. Wikipedia

                   Sink Horizontal Drain

Sol LeWitt  (b. Hartford, CN – 2007)  Wall Drawing #261  1975


Roy Arden (b. Vancouver, CAN, 1957) Who’s Afraid of Red, Blue and Yellow? [Under the Sun series]

Robert Turrell, Breathing Light Series

Douglas Wheeler (b. Globe, AR, 1939)

Robert Irwin (b, 1928)  Tilte   Hiroshi Sugamoto
B. 19948 -

Ionian Sea, Santa Cesare, 1990

 Robert Irwin (b. Long Beach, CA, 1928) Scrim Veil, Black Rectangle, Natural Light,  1977

Richard Diebenkorn (b. Portland, OR, 1922 - 1993)  Oak Park, #29, 1973

Felix Gonzales-Torres  Untitled
The work is comprised of small, green candies wrapped in cellophane that are spread across the gallery floor. It’s one of nearly 20 pieces Gonzales-Torres made using packaged hard candies before his death in 1996. The installations were sometimes considered a reflection of the body, particularly the artist’s experience with AIDS.

Part ll: FOOD on the LINE:

Ebbet Charles (b. Charles Clyde, Gadsden, AL, 1905 - 1978)   Skyscraper Lunch 1932

Raimonds Staprans  Black and White Pears, 2004

Andreas Gursky  Dollar Store #1

Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler   Peas, Carrots, Potatoes, 1994-96

Salvador Dali   Sacrament of the Last Supper 1955

Chee Wang Ng  Global Rice Bowls (Installation) 2012

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