September 26 - December 19, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Dottie Erwin-Legendre.
To register for the artist talk on Octobe 30, go here.
From the Printing Museum:
“Dottie Erwin-Legendre: Paper Expressions explores the full, expressive potential of handmade paper. Malleable and natural in the formative state, paper in the artist’s hands becomes an impression of nature, imbued with meaning. The fluid and organic medium is cast, colored, shaped, and layered to create serenely powerful, sculptural work. Textures and contours interplay, submerging and surfacing, vanishing and reappearing. Erwin-Legendre’s work transforms utilitarian into aesthetic, inviting the viewer to experience its subtle complexities.
The creative process begins its tangible form on paper: the jotting down of literal musings, notations for music and dance, sketching of artists and architects. Preliminary, but what does paper offer as creation in itself? As a graphic designer the vast variety of commercial papers available to me and the print world, is important as a vehicle for information, but paper also becomes a design tool. Learning the process of papermaking by hand opened the possibilities of paper as art. So, it began. The malleable medium is composed of any plant fibre, is processed then formed, offering many modes of artistic expression. The textural and sculptural forms, the additions of color and possible inclusive materials, all invited exploration. For me, it’s about the deckle edge – the fascinating properties of that fine line defining the end of the tangible with infinity, its collecting of color pigments, and its feathery, irregular existence. That edge is the decisive element that I use to express my subject matter. A connection to nature with nature.”
Reception: October 1, 2020 | 5–8 pm
Socially distanced reception, masks required for entry. Timed ticket entry.
Artist talk: October 30, 2020 | 12–1 pm
Dottie Erwin-Legendre Artist Talk, see event description for registration.
1324 West Clay Street
Houston, 77019 TX
(713) 522-4652Get directions