Paula Wilson "The Stained Glass Ceiling"


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Wilson will exhibit a cumulation of paintings, prints, drawings, and mosaics created over the past three years. Her hybrid artworks combine various painting and printmaking techniques such as woodblock, silkscreen, and lithography. Pastoral and decorative motifs are depicted through collaged layers of paper and pigment in artworks whose surfaces have a textured, patinated beauty. Women appear in a range of guises: as nude figures dancing around an urn; as grandiose, oversized ladies; and as tough, self-reliant world travelers. All represent different facets of femininity, and call into question the roles of adornment and decoration within the lives of women, and within visual art as a whole.

The dense layering of color, image, pattern, and material in Wilson’s paintings acts as a visual metaphor for the complex stratum of histories and cultures that inform her work. Depictions of verdant gardens are overlaid with woodblock prints of compact discs; decorative vases feature exploding bouquets and graffiti-like scrawls of spray paint; an immense portrait of a lady is seemingly generated from within through an accumulation of other, autonomous, artworks. These conflations reference the myriad factors that contribute to the development of an identity, and an artistic practice.

Paula Wilson received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005.



from October 09, 2008 to November 15, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-10-09 from 18:00 to 20:00


Paula Wilson

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