Saturday, March 29, 2014

Alan Shields

Alan Shields 1944-2005   Fast Trac Worm  1997  acrylic, thread, yarn on canvas  30" x 30"

I have always enjoyed Shields work. His use of color and texture was unabashedly decorative but in a very experimental manner. His use of yarn, beads, threads and other collage elements were incorporated into his handmade paper and prints in the 70's and 80's and foreshadowed much of current disparate use of similar materials in art making today.

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