July 7, 2021
By Jerry Cullum
Amy Landesberg, whose Natural Forces exhibition is at Whitespace through July 17, has long engaged with issues of fluidity and liquefaction — metaphorically in the design firm Liquid Inc., in which she partnered in the 1990s, and literally in this most recent artistic investigation of the impact of water on its surroundings. Landesberg bases her ink-on-paper drawings (in which the ink composing them, she points out, is 95 percent water) on a variety of visual sources: scientific illustration, GPS data or her own photography. The drawings are representational, but the scale of the area being represented is far from obvious.