Julianne Swartz


rock, wood, and abaca paper
7 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Julianne Swartz works in multiple disciplines, though she maintains a consistent interest in issues inherent to the realm of sculpture – gravity, space, interior/exterior, architecture, and the body. In her recent Stretch Drawings, rocks appear to push out of an abaca paper skin wrapped tightly around a wooden stretcher. Swartz’s title hints at the fact that, though there is no traditional drawing material present, the combination of the rock and paper still produces a play of light and dark, and of translucency and shadow, that is characteristic of a conventional drawing. Julianne Swartz has exhibited internationally at venues such as Tate Liverpool; PS1/MoMA, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Jewish Museum, New York; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Exhibitions include the 2004 Whitney Biennial; Digital Empathy, a public project at the High Line, New York; Miracle Report, Arizona State University Art Museum; Good Night, Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Watch Your Step, Flag Foundation, New York; and Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your, a survey exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.