This new body of work is a continuation of her strategic manipulation of the inherent structure of paper via sculptural mark-making. She builds volume by scoring the material and subtracts by vanishing the material with bleach. She considers it a collaboration with the material resulting in a metamorphosis of the paper and a record of the physical encounter with the object. Relying on the nuances of natural repetition, each mark empowers the next. “My work as an artist has always been the same way. Every manipulation is strategic but not forced. Planned out, but not restrained and it dictates each following mark, ultimately generating a repetitive cadence while establishing textures, patterns, and regularities.” Like patterns in nature, the works in this show are wild, unique, and have a mind of their own.
Missy Engelhardt received a BFA from Sonoma State University and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
MISSY ENGELHARDT: Visible Regularities
Exhibition Dates: Up now through October 15, 2020
K. Imperial Fine Art
49 Geary Street, Suite 440
San Francisco, CA 94108