Nancy Shaver


wooden blocks, dress fabric, paper, flashe, house paint, and oil pastel
14 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches

In a career that spans 50 years, Nancy Shaver has developed a deep appreciation of found objects and the stories they tell. In Figuring, dress fabric is wrapped around wood blocks in a dimensional grid. The painted and collaged elements enter into conversation with the patterned fabric through their color, pattern, and overlapping passages, and it is as if Shaver is reflecting on the fabric’s previous life as she turns it into something new. Shaver’s work has recently been included in Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, traveling to High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and LACMA, Los Angeles; VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Exhibition of Art, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice; and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City. In 2015 she mounted a solo exhibition at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, and in 2014 was included in Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor, MoMA, New York.

estimated retail value: $12,000
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