Nancy Lawton: Drawings in Graphite & Silver
February 10th - March 12th 2005

Seed pods, flower blossoms, and family members may be the superficial subjects of Nancy Lawton’s jewel-like drawings in graphite and silverpoint, but her drawings are, in truth, all about line, shadow, and tonal scale. In a Lawton drawing, shadows loom in the background; veins of leaves pulse with arterial life; glass vases and vessels of water refract and distort the perfection of flower blossoms; and strands of hair swirl and eddy in arabesques.