Gallery 50 in Rehoboth will present the works of Lewes artists Constance Costigan and Michael Krausz in two one-person shows with an opening from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12. The shows will run through Thursday, Nov. 1. Gallery 50 is located at 50 Wilmington Ave.
Costigan will present 10 layered pencil drawings from her series The Presence of the Unseen. The works are meditative attempts to create a visual metaphor for the constant transformation of form and energy in time.
Costigan is professor of fine arts emerita at George Washington University. Her works are in such major collections as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, the University of Iowa Museum, the George Washington University Permanent Collection, and other public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She was made a Delaware by Hand Master in 2009. To see some of her work, go to www.artistsexchangede.org.
Michael Krausz’s artworks employ a kind of automatic writing or ciphers of no literal significance to depict various spatial planes at once. They display the emergence and dissolution of ciphers in infinite spaces. In so doing, his works invite meditative attention to a distant source. Krausz applies layers of powdered pigment, veiled with Japanese rice paper. He said, "I'm interested in showing the limits of language in relation to the unsayable.”
Krausz’s works have been featured in 36 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in the U.S., U.K., and India. He has participated in many group exhibitions. His artworks have been reproduced in numerous publications including the British arts journal Leonardo. Delaware by Hand twice awarded Krausz the title of Master. For more information, go to www.krauszart.com.