Opening receptions for "Paper Giants L.A." Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher and in the Project Room Erica Entrop
Come by and check out these amazing works by these very talented ladies, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments.
Paper Giants L.A.
A collection of works from artists Ky Anderson, Med Lipke and Vicki Sher
Although each of these artists maintain individual studios and have individual exhibitions they have joined together as a means of investigating and maintaining individual ideas within a shared space and format. The only requirement for each artist is that they work on 72” x 60” thick printmaking paper, which forces each artist to explore the nature of works on paper and scale. The installation of Paper Giants is intentionally casual. The paintings in the exhibition almost serve as large leaflets torn out of a sketch book exposing each artists studio practice. The work is mostly unframed and pinned only from the top mimicking the informality of the studio and highlighting the connection the three artists have behind the scenes. The project’s intention is to continue into the future, evolving alongside each artists’ practice, and reflecting their individual developments over time.
This collection is based on a series of images that Entrop has captured while riding through public transportation in Los Angeles. As a commuter, she would spend two to three hours a day on the bus or train and even longer waiting for their arrival. As Entrop rode with the same people day after day, she observed those people going to the same places. She never spoke or engaged with them. Entrop explains, “All of us are on our own tracks, playing out individual narratives. I was drawn to certain people in this travel routine that seemed almost like characters in a play, always having some element that was interesting or different about them. I started taking their pictures, secretly capturing moments from their lives.”