Laura Sharp Wilson's materials

I saw a some of Laura Sharp Wilson's paintings at McKenzie before this show, they reminded me of early Lari Pittman but on a much smaller scale. I found their materiality and collage aesthetic more engaging than the image. In Thomas Michellini's review for Hyperallergic he writes
The freshness of Wilson’s high-contrast imagery is derived in part from her mix of materials: acrylic and graphite on Unryu, mulberry or silk paper, which she applies to wood panels — at times painting the verso of the translucent sheet to achieve a distancing effect, or pasting in a cutout shape to bump out the painting’s surface, or leaving an area blank so that the wood panel beneath supplies a tone to the paper.
Laura Sharp Wilson, “1996″ (2014), acrylic and graphite with collage on silk paper mounted on wood, 32 x 24 in (all images courtesy McKenzie Fine Art, Inc.)

Laura Sharp Wilson, Copper, 2013
Acrylic and graphite with collage on mulberry paper mounted on wood
16 x 23 1/2 inches

Lou Mandala with Cady Underneath
Laura Sharp Wilson, Lou Mandala with Cady Underneath, 2013
Acrylic and graphite on Unryu paper mounted on wood
18 x 17 inches


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