STUDIO VISIT INTERVIEW with Shana Dumont Garr
There is another sort of intimacy in art that eliminates the image as a goal and forces the viewer to deal more directly with the means. Ashlynn Browning creates work very much in this vein. Her drawing is participatory-upon coming to her work the viewer is invited to make the work with her-to follow her hand as spaces and events are created. This is perhaps the most intimate experience one can have with an art work. It is an experience special to drawing and one which is rarely if ever experienced in painting. The poetry of her work is palpable.
Gregory Amenoff, catalogue essay, CUE Art Foundation Exhibition: 2002-2003 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Winners. June 2004.