I first featured Lena Wolff’s work in an earlier post ‘black dahlia’ (see it, here). Lena’s latest work is currently on show at Ampersand Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Called Call & Response, the title of the show alludes to the traditions of craft and folk art, and the pattens and iconography of American quilt making that are so deeply entrenched in Lena’s work. Through a reductive process of paring down and honing in, the resulting collages, prints and drawings reveal a dynamic pattern and rhythm creating contemporary, geometric abstraction.
Lena Wolff, Golden Dahlia, 2013, letterpress relief print, 17 3/4 x 17 in. edition of 40
Lena Wolff, Double Red Lines Stars , 2012, pen on paper, 6 x 12 in.
Lena Wolff, Black Dahlia, 2012, letterpress relief print, 12 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. edition of 40
Feature image: White Dahlia, 2013 collage with hand-cut paper 30 x 30 in.
Call & Response, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, Oregon until July 21st.
All images courtesy of the artist.
What do you think of Lena’s work? More in the gallery, here