Project Description

Sky Pape: Traces of Places

May 18–September 7, 2014

For Sky Pape, whose abstractions explore nature through unconventional uses of traditional drawing materials, water serves as a creative material and a muse. She works with handmade kozo paper and created the works in this exhibition with black Sumi ink and water in its various forms: Mist, ice, rain and snow — each of which makes a different kind of mark when combined with the ink. When Pape began her career, she worked as a painter — until her studio and home were destroyed by a fire set by a mentally unstable neighbor. She turned away from painting and discovered a deep passion for drawing.

Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tiffany & Co., Le Cirque du Soleil, and other public, corporate and private collections.

Image credits
Untitled (Image 5463), 2010, water and sumi ink on handmade kozo paper, 25 x 30.5 in
• Untitled (Image 5466), 2010, water and sumi ink on handmade kozo paper, 25 x 30.5 in
• Untitled (Image 4587), 2011, water and sumi ink on handmade kozo paper, 25 x 38.5 in