New Drawings by Stephen Namara
March 6 — 29, 2003

Stephen Namara creates monumental figures and still life drawings using dry pigment, conte crayon and watercolor. Despite the limitations of a two-dimensional surface, his figures have a sculptural quality, as if one could wrap a hand over a shoulder or touch the curve of a jaw.  Namara creates a physical presence in which figures seem to move and shift within the composition as he deliberately includes faint traces of alternate poses and gestures.  Within each composition, Stephen’s figures seem to breathe and vibrate.