“Line”, the new exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art, explores the ability to express ideas in an abstract fashion while only using one of the simplest artistic elements: the line.
The exhibit as a whole displays the translation of various themes through one limited element. The mediums ranged from a copper wire tangled into a ball, entitled “Autumn Cumulus” by Alan Saret, to Disney coloring-book pages used in “Night Before Last” by Arturo Herrera. The coloring-book pages analyzed the relationship between efficiency and expressiveness.
The exhibit contains pieces made by artists of different backgrounds and nationalities.
“We decided to look at how a group of artists [...] each used a basic element in a profoundly different way,” said the show’s curator Risa Puleo, an art and art history lecturer.