William Stein / Ben Nicholson - Shore Lines

14 November 2018 - 26 January 2019

In the exhibition 'Shore Lines' Frestonian Gallery presents new works by William Stein in dialogue with paintings, drawings and prints by Stein's longtime inspiration Ben Nicholson (1894-1982).


The title of the exhibition refers to Benoit Mandelbrot's notion (an expansion on the concept of mathemetican Lewis Fry Richardson) of the shoreline (or any 'line') as an example of infinity - the length of which being both infinitely multipliable and infinitely divisible.


In both Stein and Nicholson's work we are presented with extraordinary senses of infinity or 'non-space' - expanses seemingly endless and timeless, which do not even vaguely suggest ending at the paper or canvas' edge. In these indefinite spaces both artists' sublime and universal geometric forms are left to float, intersect and fire our imagination as we make our own sense of their delicate and mysterious arrangements.