On Paper

Featured Artists

Carl Affarian, Sue Hettmansperger, Rachel Hibbard, Scott Mossman, William St. Clove, and Kirk Vuillemot.

  • May 3, 1992 – June 20, 1992
  • The Del Prado

Curated by Lori Bartman, this exhibition featured six artists who pushed the traditional boundaries of drawing. Each of the works presented in this exhibition expanded the function of drawing to one of major rather than supporting work. Crossing aesthetic and formal art making techniques each artist on view brought to the exhibition their own interpretation of the medium. Paragraph II, Fibonacci Tree, and Paragraph IV was artist Sue Hettmansperger‘s mixed media installation, which measured 25 feet wide by nine feet high and extended nine feet into the exhibition space. The installation was constructed out of pastel drawings, and aluminum panels. Her study of plant morphology and systems of knowledge led Hettmansperger to explore issues of primary structures, myths, perception and relative symbolization further re-contextualizing human relationships and experiences to the natural environment.

Artist William St. Clove presented cardboard and foil sculptures entitled “Strategem Set.” St. Clove’s work invited his audience to experience his work from the perspective of multiple perespevtives that are influenced by our culture. His sculptures challenged corresponding works seen in context, to reflect and accentuate the viewer’s response to those contexts. St. Clove hoped to evoke in the viewer, “the acceptance of vulnerability and a celebration of individual experience.” The drawings of Kirk Vuillemot were drawn on sumi and rice paper and positioned on the gallery’s lunettes to form a site specific installation. As expressed by the artist it was the instant recording of intent, desire, preconceptions, fears and hesitations that drew him to drawing. The other artists in the show approached drawing in various ways. Rachel Hibbard created two-sided linocuts on velum, some incorporating silver leaf. Carl Affarian used maps of the universe in a continuous form that changed gradually with the passage of time. Scott Mossman produced a series of waterfalls in ink, paired with geometric images.