Spotlight: Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith Take On Graphite (PHOTOS)

The two-man, self titled show features the abstract work of Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith. Both artists use the same medium, graphite, but that's where the similarities end. Smith builds on his drawings with thousands of intricate fine lines that make for hypnotizing shapes while Sheinkman, on the other hand, takes advantage of the agile eraser on graphite covered paper to create a moody, moving image through the process of removal. The end result is that of a visual ying-yang that explores the range of graphite.

Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith, ''Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith,'' Gallery Joe, 302 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106, through April 30, 2011.

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