Selections Fall '98
Maureen McQuillan
Untitled, 1998

"I create the long thin lines in these drawings one by one, by literally drawing out the rubber-based printer's ink. The lines are stretched and arranged side by side, with the (pointless) desire in mind to make them perfectly even and straight. The process is compulsive, but the disruptions I generate are more interesting and seductive. I like the contradiction inherent in a drawing which is produced by hand, in a simple, time-consuming process, but which resembles a graph made by a machine. For me this contradiction is evident in any human attempt to measure something un-measurable (like a lie, or a tremor)." -M.M.