First Story, 2010 (detail). Hand silkscreened and machine embroidered silk, felt, fabric, acrylic, on steel armature. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño. First Story, 2010. Hand silkscreened and machine embroidered silk, felt, fabric, acrylic, on steel armature. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum Pigeons (installation detail), 2010. Silkscreen pigment on various fabrics. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum Paula Wilson, Remodeled, 2007. Relief woodcut, offset lithography, and silkscreen with collaged elements and handcoloring. 19 1⁄2 x 25 3⁄4 inches. Produced at the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies
First Story, 2010 (detail). Hand silkscreened and machine embroidered silk, felt, fabric, acrylic, on steel armature. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo by Carlos Avendaño.
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First Story, 2010. Hand silkscreened and machine embroidered silk, felt, fabric, acrylic, on steel armature. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum
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Pigeons (installation detail), 2010. Silkscreen pigment on various fabrics. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum
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Paula Wilson, Remodeled, 2007. Relief woodcut, offset lithography, and silkscreen with collaged elements and handcoloring. 19 1⁄2 x 25 3⁄4 inches. Produced at the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies
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Paula Wilson: First Story

May 7, 2010–November 7, 2010

Opening Reception:
Friday, 7 May 2010, 6–8 p.m.


Paula Wilson’s site-specific installation, First Story, is a collaged facade reflecting memories of a city. Within this constructed collage, Wilson combines painting, sewing, and printmaking techniques such as woodblock and silkscreen. Through her layering of materials and process she depicts historical and decorative motifs. First Story creates an alternate reality which is neither real nor false; but one of Wilson’s daydreams. The work was created in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Other works by Wilson are also on view.

 

Bio

American, born 1975, lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico
Paula Wilson received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including The Stained Glass Ceiling, Bellwether Gallery, New York (solo); Paintings and Drawings from the Hanno Valley, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan (solo); Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Turn the Beat Around, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Paula Wilson is a 2009 recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation: 2009 Painters & Sculptors Grant; and Yale University Art Gallery’s Happy and Bob Doran Artist-in-Residence Program–2009/2010.