Denise Liebl Hold

Essay by Laura A.L. Wellen

March 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017 Gracie R. Cavnar Gallery

Hold is a new series of monoprints by Denise Liebl. Conceptualized as sketches within a book, each work begins as a graphite monoprint and reworked with graphite, watercolor, and pencil. Untitled, the works are numbered for their respective pages in the “sketchbook” and mounted unframed. Through repetition, Liebl abstracts the architecture of a single cube and allows tonal shifts between the works to speak to times of transition and growth. The exhibition is accompanied by an essay written by Laura A.L. Wellen.

Denise Liebl participated in the BLOCK Program at the MFAH Glassell School of Art in 2014-2015 and has exhibited her work throughout Houston, including in Lawndale’s 2016 Big Show.