PAPER GIANTS L.A. Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke & Vicki Sher
Paper Giants LA, by artists Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. Although each of these artists maintain individual studios and have individual exhibitions they have joined together as a means of investigating and maintaining individual ideas within a shared space and format. The only requirement for each artist is that they work on 72” x 60” thick printmaking paper, which allows each artist to explore the nature of works on paper and the scale of the piece. The installation of Paper Giants is intentionally casual. The work is mostly unframed and pinned only from the top mimicking the informality of their studio and highlighting the connection the three artists have behind the scenes. The artists intention is to continue this collaboration into the future, evolving alongside each artist’s practice, and reflecting their individual developments over time.
The artists regularly discuss their works’ progression. This communication and mutual awareness is seen as a vital part of the project. As each artist moves from their own personal work to their collaboration, the exhibition’s parameters become the formula for an osmosis of creativity and inspiration with out sacrificing the integrity of each artists aesthetic. The format allows for their mutual exploration into content, form, and materials
ERICA ENTROP I, Voyeur
“I, Voyeur” is based on a series of images that Entrop has captured while riding through public transportation in Los Angeles. As a commuter, she would spend two to three hours a day on the bus or train and even longer waiting for their arrival. As Entrop rode with the same people day after day, she observed those people going to the same places. She never spoke or engaged with them. Entrop explains, “All of us are on our own tracks, playing out individual narratives. I was drawn to certain people in this travel routine that seemed almost like characters in a play, always having some element that was interesting or different about them. I started taking their pictures, secretly capturing moments from their lives.”
Entrop is fascinated by the routines that make up daily life and the fragility of those routines; long dull moment broken by someone speaking too loudly; private conversations overheard; quick gazes or direct stares are either returned or avoided. Each interruption freezes the perpetual nature of routine, very much like a photograph brings to a sudden halt the moment captured.