The Essence of Life and Line – Artshow September 7th

This upcoming First Friday, September 7, 2012, Sean Martorana will be revealing his latest series of artwork at Indy Hall.

THE ESSENCE OF LIFE AND LINE – Friday, Sept. 7th – 5pm – @ Indy Hall
Curated by: Sean Martorana

Inspired to explore representations of life in a spontaneous fashion, Sean began stripping away all but the most basic aspects of animals and objects, recreating each with the bold, visually stunning lines that have come to define his most powerful work. Each piece – ink on paper, devoid of color and the third dimension – completely re-imagines the subject in rugged beauty and savage simplicity. The images stare back at the viewer, filled with raw emotion, comprised of incredibly intricate patterns and lines that practically vibrate with energy. The show on September 7th, featuring more than two dozen works in the series, showcases the Essence of Life and Line, and how raw and powerful simplicity can truly be.

The show is mainly comprised of 19.5” x 27.5” ink-on-paper interpretive drawings, as well as several older, larger drawings that were the origin of the technique and inspiration for the collection. The range of subjects cover the living, the ethereal, and the static.

September 7, 2012 • 5:00 – 9:00
22 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Refreshments will be provided by St. Benjamin Brewing
Cream Ale – A per-Prohibition style ale, light in color and body. Slightly sweet, with a crisp dry finish. 4.5%ABV

Mohawk Monkey
A short film made during production for Sean’s solo show at Indy Hall: