In the Entryway
On view for the month of September in SPACE’s entrance gallery is houseboat, a show of new drawings by Kyle Durrie.
The works in houseboat originated from a night Kyle spent with an atlas, tracing every single road she has traveled in North America. Looking at the network of loops and lines, she began to consider how they suggested all of the possible ways she has come to be in each place.
The drawings, ink and graphite on paper, are navigable aerials of orderly, imagined landscapes. Clusters of buildings nestled closely together seem to multiply and pivot around the image plane, dispersing into the distance. Row houses, town houses, farmhouses, warehouses, windowless high-rises, towers and steeples – all these exist surrounded by space with no other city or town for miles.
About Kyle Durrie:
Kyle received a B.A. in Visual Art and Film Studies from Bowdoin College. Her work has been exhibited throughout Maine and New England, including shows at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Museum of Art, Boston Center for the Arts, Local 188, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, The Front Room Gallery, and The Map Room, among others. Artist Residency Fellowships include: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center, and Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA. Kyle has returned to Portland for the summer to work at Wolfe Editions, a letterpress printing studio.