Event Details

Little Lines
by Bryan Schiavone

Friday, January 31, 2020 through Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Wellington & Muranyi Galleries


Bryan Schiavone uses her pen to form a mesh of overlapping lights, as tightly woven as black linen in each of her pieces. Each line follows a single curve of flesh. She knows these curves well. When each line is laid down with intention, the portrait becomes a museum of idiosyncrasy. The sitter’s identity remains unmistakably theirs, whether viewed up close or at a distance.

In 2015, Bryan was cataloging Old Master prints at Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center. She had little interest in the much-studied European canon, favoring instead the obscure South Indian sculpture of her senior thesis project. But as she unpacked a box containing Rembrandt’s etchings, her interest was undeniable. Pressed into each yellow page was a spectrum of tone - velvety darkness, spider-web midtones, and swatches of untouched light. This was the beginning of Bryan the Girl’s journey to mastering the pen.

Friday, January 31, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artist Gallery Talk: 5:30 pm

Monroe Arts Center gallery exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

This exhibit has been made possible by Mike and Shelley Muranyi; Duxstad and Bestul, S.C.; Paul and Sue Barrett; David and Julie Buchanan; John and Donna Glynn; and Lee and Chris Knuteson.