Scroll I at the Institute Library
In honor of International Women's Day and the opening for the Nasty Women Show, I installed Scroll I, a 30-ft. painting on paper, on the facade of the Institute Library in New Haven. This painting was the first in a series of large-scale works on paper I began in 2014. Each scroll references patterns found in handiwork like weaving and sewing. These patterns, often containing sharp edges and rectilinear shapes, morph and change as they repeat, forming a bridge between Geometric abstraction and craft traditions. In this context, the patterns of Scroll I became a feminine architectural feature of the building: this column of painted paper was composed of garish colors and wonky shapes, in contrast with the rigid brick patterning and earthy palette of the existing architecture.