Friday, June 6, 2008

Lance Letscher: Industry and Design

I love the local artists. Lance Letscher is an Austin artist who has a new collage show, Industry and Design, at the D Berman Gallery at 1701 Guadalupe St.

“Trained as a printmaker at the University of Texas,
Letscher starts with an intuitive sense of palette and scale. He prospects
thrift stores, junk shops, and used bookshelves for old ledgers, notebooks,
diaries, handwritten lists, letters, and recipe cards. Boxes of antique papers
line his worktable. Sliced into strips, squares, or wedges and embedded in
crystalline patterns, they become both shards of memory and the puzzle pieces of
new fictional narratives, the clues barely legible...In the collages, the artist
often contrasts nuances in thickness and commercial printing, selecting worn
record jackets and pulp paperback covers with bent corners or the bright candy
colors of children's storybooks.” —Pamela Scheinman, FiberArts Magazine

My favorite peice on his website is easily this Dutch Windmill.

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