Robin Kandel: It Was A Place Beyond Compare With A Magnetism Like No Other

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Robin Kandel: It Was A Place Beyond Compare With A Magnetism Like No Other

Nov 17 — Dec 22, 2021

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Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the seventh solo exhibition with Robin Kandel.

“The drawings began when everything else stopped. My pencil wandering the streets of old local maps and across scraps of earlier drawings.” – Robin Kandel

It Was A Place Beyond Compare With A Magnetism Like No Other is a collection of drawings made with ordinary Ticonderoga #2 pencil on prepared panel and paper. Kandel uses this particular pencil due to its simplicity as a tool and for its oblique reference to childhood memories, a recurring subject in her work. Whereas Kandel’s previous work recalled childhood road-trips or measured miles with numerous ruled and tallied pencil marks, she says the current drawings began with her pencil wandering the streets of old maps, tracing imaginary routes. This meandering pencil like then spilled across scraps of earlier drawings, and eventually made its way onto prepared panels and paper. Kandel says this body of work might be asking, “so where is this place and how do we get there?”

Andrea Schwartz Gallery was established in 1982 and is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco at 545 – 4th Street. ASG exhibits contemporary work of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and across the country. ASG is a member of SFADA. Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday 9 – 5, Saturday by appointment. For further information and materials please contact Lexi Herrmann at 415-495-2090 or lexi@asgallery.com. Additional information may also be found on our website, www.asgallery.com.

Robin Kandel. it was a place beyond compare with a magnetism like no other 1 — #2 pencil on paper, 23 x 16 inches