collage on paper
19 x 15 inches
Bits of old letters and books, often in different languages, are pieced together with pictures and through Letscher’s meticulous attention to color and value form Escher-like, three dimensional illusions. The use of text affords Letscher’s work a poetic aspect, and allows a juxtaposition of the strict, meticulous of quilt like collages, and the myriad of languages and handwriting, each offering a fleeting, random glimpse into a deference life or circumstance but which are tied into a circumstance but which are tied into a comprehensive whole.
In March of 2009, The University of Texas Austin published Lance Letscher: Collage, the first full-length monograph on this important artist. It presents a catalog of 118 works dating from 2001 to 2008. The book will include an introduction by art critic, Charles Dee Mitchell and essay by Brooke Davis Anderson, director and curator of the American Folk Art Museum in New York.
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courtesy of kelli and allen questrom
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