In the Curatorís
Statement, Gugelberger states:
"Diverse in approach and use of materials, the artistic
dialogues explored in Crossing the Line intersect in a shared,
relentless urge to convey permanence. While all the images
bear the formal line as a starting point, or counterpoint,
the works ultimately cross the theoretical lines of personal,
physical and categorical boundaries. Imbued with an ineffaceable
commemorative quality drawn from personal experience, these
works touch upon a collective, cultural memory."
Rachel Gugelberger is a New York-based independent curator.
Recent exhibitions include “Scroll,” for the pages
of the Visual Arts Journal; “Beginning Here:101 Ways,”
co-curated with Jerry Saltz at the Visual Arts Gallery; “Rubbish”
at Cuchifritos Art Gallery/Project Space and “Freehand”
at Marvelli Lab. Rachel received an M.A. in Curatorial Studies
from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art
& Culture at Bard College.
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