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Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Elliott Puckette.

Puckette's work has been characterized by its calligraphic nature. Its linear abstraction, which is precisely etched into prepared grounds with a razor blade, it is also evocative of music and the curvature of the body.

In her latest series, Puckette continues to explore the tension between control and freedom while breaking with the stylized linear form with which her work has been previousy associated. These paintings are based on wire maquettes that the artist has constructed. Serving as models, the abstract bundles remove the constraint of the automatic, anticipated gesture. The resulting etched forms demonstrate a complex relationship between figure and ground, stasis and action. 

Elliott Puckette was born in Lexington, Kentucky and received her BFA from Cooper Union in New York. Her work is in a number of public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library, the Fogg Museum, and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Puckette lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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