CJ Pyle: Skin Deep - New Drawings
CJ Pyle: Skin Deep - New Drawings at Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...Stretching the boundaries of his inimitable, self-defined 'woven knot drawing technique', the artist's range of exploration, both in form and content, seems to get even more to the heart of a meaningful and universal consideration of what it is to be Human. A key element in that consideration is Pyle's recognition of society's preoccupation with making judgments about people based on outward, physical appearance, coupled, as well, with its misunderstanding of the concept of beauty itself. His is not a portrayal which defines the canons of beauty found in popular culture's use of the term, nor does it extoll the glibness of its oracles."