Conduit Gallery presents Lance Letscher: "Parallel Universe" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo exhibition of work by Austin-based artist, Lance Letscher. Letscher is an artist who has carved objects from marble and wood, covered objects in lead, and used many techniques, such as painting, drawing and printmaking to convey his ideas. Since 1993, the work has solely been collage.
The most recent collages have taken a turn from graphic, pattern-based compositions towards saturated and colorful found imagery as a serious component, within a romantic narrative. The organization of the cut materials is structured in a way to tell a story or connote a place, whether expansive and space-age, curiously scientific or domestic and cozy. The exhibition will include several small collages on book covers and collages made of cut metal and staples. The overriding rush for the viewer is a very dense world of layer upon layer of cut paper (or metal) building a distinct emotional valence.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 17.