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Allen Linder
updated: 07/11/2012
website: www.lindersculpture.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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specimen
planetary beast
boatman
lion with baroque chapeau
the king goes fishing in disguise
tree
Shipwreck
Arcane Rituals Performed Somewhere Dark
Rembrandt in Hawaii
FlyFishing at the End of the World
3 Men on a Bridge at Nite
11 Holy Men
Birdman and the Gondolier
The Bicyclist and the Bean Picker
The Sultan and His Kingdom
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, obsessive, process, meditative, narrative
 
 
specimen by Allen Linder
specimen
black ink on paper
2012
8 " x  11 " 
planetary beast by Allen Linder
planetary beast
Black ink on paper
2012
0 " x  0 " 
boatman by Allen Linder
boatman
black ink on paper
2012
8 " x  9 " 
lion with baroque chapeau by Allen Linder
lion with baroque chapeau
black ink on paper
2012
8 " x  10 " 
the king goes fishing in disguise by Allen Linder
the king goes fishing in disguise
black ink on paper
2012
7 " x  9 " 
tree by Allen Linder
tree
black ink on paper
2012
8 " x  10 " 
Shipwreck by Allen Linder
Shipwreck
black ink on paper
2008
8" x  10" 
Arcane Rituals Performed Somewhere Dark by Allen Linder
Arcane Rituals Performed Somewhere Dark
black ink on paper
2008
10 " x  7 " 
Rembrandt in Hawaii by Allen Linder
Rembrandt in Hawaii
black ink on paper
2008
9" x  9" 
FlyFishing at the End of the World  by Allen Linder
FlyFishing at the End of the World
black ink on paper
2010
10" x  10" 
3 Men on a Bridge at Nite by Allen Linder
3 Men on a Bridge at Nite
black ink on paper
2009
8" x  8" 
11 Holy Men by Allen Linder
11 Holy Men
black ink on paper
2009
12" x  9" 
Birdman and the Gondolier by Allen Linder
Birdman and the Gondolier
black ink on paper
2008
9" x  11" 
The Bicyclist and the Bean Picker by Allen Linder
The Bicyclist and the Bean Picker
black ink on paper
2009
8" x  10" 
The Sultan and His Kingdom by Allen Linder
The Sultan and His Kingdom
black ink on paper
2009
9" x  12" 

Artist Statement

I approach making a drawing as an adventure. I begin with a simple mark, a doodle , a scribble. And then another and another. I make a conscious effort to try and avoid predictability. The mark making becomes a meditation which both focuses my vision and expands my peripherial vision. The marks build up into textured layers of density and complexity. I concentrate on the formal elements of line quality, light and dark, design and composition as the drawing continues to build itself. Forms begin to suggest themselves through the interplay of value. Some forms are refined, others merge and morph and others dissolve into darkness. I am attracted to deep dark mysterious spaces. I avoid narrative reference as long as I can. I don’t want to know where I am going . I want to be surprised when I get there. I turn the page upside down and sideways searching for content in the evolving form. All at once I see exactly what it is and I assign the title.

Artist Bio / CV

Allen Linder has been a nationally exhibiting sculptor for over 25 years. One night 5 years ago he began making obsessively dense and intricate ink drawings. He has been pursuing these drawings ever since. He has begun showing them nationally along with his sculptures and by themselves. 

Commissions & Awards

  Prince Georges Arts Council Works in Progress Grant, 2009

  Prince Georges Arts Council Works in Progress Grant, 2007

  Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 2007

  Best of Show, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD, 2005

  2nd place 3D, Gallery International, Balt, MD, 2005

  Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, 1999

  Juror’s Award, Slowinski Gallery, NYC, 1998

  NICHE Awards Finalist, 1998

  Doctor’s Community Hospital, Lobby Sculpture, Lanham, MD, 1998  

  MD State Arts Council Visual Arts Works in Progress Grant, 1996 

  Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 1992

  People’s Choice Award, In Celebration of Washington Artists, 1991

  Best in Show, The Art of Figure, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 1989

 

 

Solo Exhibition

2008 Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Drawings, Laurel, MD

2007  Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM

2006  Klaudia Marr, Santa Fe, NM           

          Sullivan-Goss, Santa Barbara, CA

Group Exhibitions

  2010 Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD

           AxD gallery, Philadelphia,PA

           Public Playhouse(Drawings&Prints), Cheverly,MD

           Montpelier Cultural Arts Center,Works on Paper, Laurel,MD

  2009 United States Botanic Gardens,Flora:Growing Inspirations,Washington,DC

  2008 Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery Comm. College, Rockville, MD

           AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           Radford University Art Museum, Spheres, Radford, VA  

  2007Truman State University Art Gallery, Drawings, Kirksville, MO   

 

Allen teaches Introduction to Drawing at both Anne Arundel and Montgomery Community College in MD. He also  maintains active  studios in both MD and rural PA .