Soderquist

Although the nude has been a constant in my work since 1972, shadows have come and gone in various series of drawings. When I began the Shadow Play series in 2009, shadows became integral to this series of the nude. Exploring the narrative interplay between the nude and shadows and how they combine forces to generate conversations about humanity continues in that series as well as other shadow related themes. In the each of the shadow series, the voice of the narrative can come from various sources. For example, it is the shadow that commands the male nude in the drawing titled Jump! and in Don’t Push! the female nude cautions the group of shadows that are crowding her. The influence of other artists may also be reflected, such as Toulouse-Lautrec in Yvette’s Gloves and Rodin in The Shade or Maillol in Källen.




Shadow Play: Källan

graphite/Coventry Rag  paper  

37 1/4” x 46”  unframed

© 2010

Shadow Play-Källan
Shadow Play-Don't Push!


Shadow Play: Swoon

graphite/Coventry Rag paper  

60” x 45”   unframed  

© 2013

Shadow Play-Swoon


Shadow Play: Peel

graphite/Coventry Rag paper  

60” x 45”   unframed

65 x 47” framed

© 2013


Shadow Play: Tip Toe

graphite/Coventry Rag  paper  

46 “x 37 1/4” unframed

© 2011

Shadow Play-Tip Toe


Shadow Play: Lost Glove

graphite/Coventry Rag  paper

46 “x 37 1/4” unframed

© 2011



Shadow Play-Three


Shadow Play: Jump!

graphite/Coventry Rag paper  

65” x 47”   framed

© 2012



Shadow Play: Yvette’s Gloves

graphite/Coventry Rag paper    

47” x 38 1/2” framed

© 2010



Shadow Play-The Shade



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Shadow Play: The Shade

graphite/Coventry Rag  paper  

38 1/2” x 47” framed

© 2010


Shadow Play: Don’t Push!

graphite/Coventry Rag paper  

60” x 45”   unframed

© 2012


Shadow Play: Three

graphite/translucent Dura-Lar  

23.5 “x 22.5” framed

© 2014

SOLD


WAAS Gallery  2014


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Shadow Play series