Drive-By-Projects is pleased to present Time Spent, an exhibition of works on paper by Robert Otto Epstein, Emily Hass, and Andrew Zarou. Though a commitment to meticulous, detailed imagery may seem the common thread shared by these artists, more intriguing is the suggested presence of an unseen clock ticking off time spent by the artist, and/or alluded to in the subject matter.
After taking an inventory of how he used the hours within each day, Andrew Zarou realized that basic activities - work, eating, commuting, etc. - did not leave enough time for his art. He began using time spent traveling to and from work to produce a series of small ink drawings on graph paper entitled Force Multiplier.
Emily Hass uses archival architectural documents to explore the history of Jews, artists, and intellectuals who were persecuted in Berlin during the 1930's. Painted in gouache on found paper, Hass's haunting drawings of building details and floor plans act as shadowy remembrances of lives spent in these lost dwellings.
Inspired by fashion and technology, Robert Otto Epstein makes intricate, grid-based drawings and paintings that suggest fabric designs and patterns for knitted garments. Beneath the seductive beauty of his work lies a suggestion of looms, mills, and time spent in the production of what we wear.
Sunday, November 9, 3-5PM
Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
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