May 2013

Nancy Wilkins

New Work

May 1, 2013 – Jun 2, 2013

Preview Reception: May 1, 5-8 pm
First Thursday Reception, May 2, 6-9pm
Artist’s Talk, May 19, 11am

New Work by Nancy Wilkins –recent monoprints, polymer intaglio and mixed media collage that combine printmaking techniques into unique compositions.

Each piece begins as a rough idea, a thumbnail sketch that is frequently abandoned as the process itself reshapes my initial concept. The press and paper-cutter are tools and partners, contributing with often unexpected results that lead in new directions. I approach this work as a mental and physical exercise where creating composition feels very much like a wrestling match—a back and forth interaction in which I attempt to align often competing elements. I swing between extremes: I am attracted to geometry, order, clean line and black and white—yet also organic shape, color and loose, flowing energy. The attempt here is creating structure balanced with expression.