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Ingrid Ludt/Ljiljana Randjic

COMMON THREAD
March 13th - April 5th, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, March 13th from 6-9 pm

A.M. Richard Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works of art by INGRID LUDT and LJILJANA RANDJIC.

For her first show at the A.M. Richard gallery, Ms. Ludt presents a series of drawings entitled Understory- a reference to the narrative concealed within each work. Ms. Ludt began this evolving series of drawings in 2006. In continuity with her chosen vocabulary of line and forms, Ms. Ludt is inspired by organic shapes manifested in the ocean. The drawings, akin to pages illustrating a diary, mirror the artist's subconscious. Ms. Ludt employs a collage approach to works on paper. Ink, pencil, fabric, paper scraps, and thread stitching inform her daily source of materials.

An illustrated catalog, Selections from Understory, is available at the gallery.

Ljiljana Randjic studied composition, theater and performance with the German-Argentine composer Mauricio Kagel (1930-2008) whose work was influenced by the notion of the Theatre of the Absurd.

Ms. Randjic utilizes needle and thread to draw on fabric. Her work hangs from lines hooked to walls and ceilings-unconstrained, the artworks move to the beat of natural changes in the atmosphere.

Ms. Randjic latest installation, Ebb and Flow, is conceived of a series of hanging panels cut from cotton muslin. The panels are then embroidered using colored cotton thread, ornamented with antique soutache, sewn with discarded patches of velvet pile upholstery and embellished with molded fabric spacers. This process of assemblage communicates shape reliefs in delicately rendered line-abstraction compositions. Ms. Randjic as the title of her work indicates, looks to the sea for inspiration.

Ms. Randjic is a Yugoslavia-born multi-media artist whose work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. Ms. Ludt is a native of New York state and the recipient of numerous awards. Both artists are showing for the first time at the A.M. Richard gallery.

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