exhibition slideshow
Hand to Hand

David Wallace
Rebecca Trawick

A Coast to Coast Collaborative Collage Project by Two Artists Who Never Met Each Other.

On View
October 13 - December 15, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Meet the artists as They Meet Each Other.

OCTOBER, 13, 2007--Rebecca Trawick lives in L.A. and David Wallace lives in Pittsburgh. The two artists, who have never met each other, have completed nearly fifty collages using the U.S. Postal Service to send work back and forth until both decided a piece was finished. phd gallery will hang fourty of their finest works, flanked by thumbnail photos taken by the artists which show the stages of progression. Meet the artists at the opening night reception as they meet each other for the first time. The series debuted in Pittsburgh in January of 2007. Janera Soloman, visual arts critic for The Pittsburgh City Paper had this to say: "This beautiful collection of collages holds no specific thematic intentions; there are no hidden messages to interpret. Each piece offers its own vocabulary, images for which viewers can create their own meanings. Or one can simply appreciate the image for its aesthetic value as a beautiful work of art."

Sharing the spotlight is "Lost and Found," mixed media paintings by Rebecca Eilering. Eilering works by herself but deliberately introduces the wild card of the unknown by purposefully setting out to get lost in her work (and sometimes her environment) and creatively finding her way home through her medium. She works intuitively, without structure, perusing a creation to its unknown ending. Maps, which are symbols of direction, are integrated into much of her works. Eight mixed media paintings will be on view.

These three artists are examples of intuition and assurance at its finest. They concede control over creative outcome and secure in the process a dynamic and spontaneous artform that is process directed and not fully under their rein.

The opening night reception is Saturday October 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition is on view October 13 - December 15, 2007. phd gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee Street in St. Louis. Hours are noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. (314) 664-6644.

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