Works on Paper: Nancy Boyd, Scott Plear and Wendy Skog
December 8, 2017 - January 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 7-9pm
Works on Paper_ Nancy Boyd_ Scott Plear and Wendy


Works on Paper: Nancy Boyd, Scott Plear and Wendy Skog

Since its invention, thousands of years ago, paper has served as an accessible and transportable medium for art. From old manuscripts to prints, drawings, collages, and paintings, the paper is one of the most popular and generous backdrops for works of art: often, an intricate canvas starts with a study on paper. Artists allow themselves to take risks, to explore, and to create more freely before immortalizing a painting or sculpture. 

The artists presented in Works on Paper explore the ephemerality of paper across a broad spectrum. United in their materiality, the works highlight the role of paper as a surface and, at times, even as an active participant: Nancy Boyd's collages, dense compositions of paper on paper, dialogue with Plear's subtle drawings and watercolors; and with Wendy Skog's color schemes – all of them translating sensations and memories into abstract forms and gestures.

Loose Ends
Wendy Skog
Loose Ends
pigment ink on archival sugar cane paper
2015
20 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Break of Day
Wendy Skog
Break of Day
pigment ink on archival sugar cane paper
2015
20 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Venetian Lights
Wendy Skog
Venetian Lights
pigment ink on archival sugar cane paper
2015
20 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Razzle Dazzle
Wendy Skog
Razzle Dazzle
pigment ink on archival sugar cane paper
2015
20 x 16 inches

 

 

 

Excavation With Field Notes 5
Nancy Boyd
Excavation With Field Notes #5
mixed media and ink on paper
2011
29 x 37 inches

 

 

 

Rubber
Scott Plear, RCA
Rubber
ink on cotton paper
1997
33 x 26 inches

 

 

 

Valentine Plant II
Scott Plear, RCA
Valentine Plant II
ink on cotton paper
1997
33 x 26 inches

 

 

 

Wiry 4
Scott Plear, RCA
Wiry #4
ink on cotton paper
1997
20 x 25.5 inches

 

 

 

Rubber Plant IV
Scott Plear, RCA
Rubber Plant IV
charcoal on paper
1997
38.5 x 30 inches

 

 

 

Rubber Plant II
Scott Plear, RCA
Rubber Plant II
charcoal on paper
1997
38.5 x 30 inches

 

 

 

Wiry 2
Scott Plear, RCA
Wiry #2
ink on cotton paper
1997
20 x 25.5 inches

 

 

 

Wiry 6
Scott Plear, RCA
Wiry #6
ink on cotton paper
1997
20 x 25.5 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 1
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #1
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 11
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #11
mixed media on paper
2017
18 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 12
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #12
mixed media on paper
2017
18 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 3
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #3
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 9
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #9
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 4
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #4
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 8
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #8
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 2
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #2
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 5
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #5
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 7
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #7
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 10
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #10
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Contingent 6
Nancy Boyd
Contingent #6
mixed media on paper
2017
10 x 10 inches

 

 

 

Mini Collages 47 71 73
Nancy Boyd
Mini Collages 47, 71 and 73
mixed media
2015
13 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Mini Collages 70 and 71
Nancy Boyd
Mini Collages 70 and 72
mixed media
2015
17 x 13 inches