The Wonder Shop opens Saturday, May 6, and will also feature a selection of Louisiana-made Wonder South products. Saturday's grand opening reception will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during The Healthcare Gallery's quarterly exhibit, "The Exploration of Line." That exhibit features work from New Orleans-based artist Steve Martin.
Line is an abstract concept within itself. Consider the use of line as the essential element or basis for all art, even abstract works which are defined by the lack of line. It can be used to illustrate a subject through drawing or a thought through writing. I use line in my work to illustrate figurative works through abstract expressionism in a body of work including: sculpture, mono-prints, embossing, linocut and painting. Whether through the use of a physical line in my wire sculpture which form a three dimensional object that projects a two dimensional shadow or through a painted line which defines the outline and boundaries of a subject line is prevalent.