SHARON KATZ

Pencil and charcoal studies


In these pencil and charcoal studies my work occupies that liminal space between gesture and studied passage. I'm pushing off what I see in front of me, placing less focus on subject and addressing more the issue of searching-seeing - a line of thought that intrigued Cezanne, Bomberg, and Giacometti among others.


While normally my work is quite minimal, in these drawings I'm withholding final decisions about tones, planes, and placement of the object on the sheet of paper for as long as possible. This delay slows down the looking, and allows me the opportunity to question my assumptions and survey options before committing to a solution.


This process of delay also appears in my animation work, particularly in Self-Portrait. And it's a principal element of my current animation process.



Animation studies


Here my work occupies that liminal space between gesture and studied passage, but it develops over time rather than as a still image. I'm pushing off what I see in front of me, placing less focus on subject and addressing more the issue of searching-seeing - a line of thought that intrigued Cezanne and Giacometti among others.


As with the drawings above I'm withholding final decisions about what exactly I'm seeing for as long as possible. Being animation, my looking/drawing/thinking process is traced over time.