Down the Line
Down the Line is a site-specific installation in which the artist prints directly onto the gallery walls and found materials, scraping, folding and making incisions as the printed imagery accumulates on the surface. Compressed conversations between nature and artifice, the organic and the synthetic, present and the past are at the heart of this work. An ambiguous iconography that combines remnants of family history, quotations, and screenshots entice the viewer to survey disparate times, places, and perspectives that sprawl across the gallery wall. “I attempt to balance the loss of an aesthetic sensibility in images of and from a disposable culture while, at the same time, working to reinfuse those images with elegance and beauty. Much of my work insists on its own ephemeral nature, celebrating its transience and perishability, while anticipating its own erasure: it will be painted over for the gallery’s next show”. But, until then, the installation will provide a means of exploring architectural textures, shapes and idiosyncrasies enlivened by the ephemeral beauty of a unique graphic dance.
Eva Wylie received her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art in 2003 and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant in 2006. She has exhibited at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA; University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN; Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia; Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. Wylie has had residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graff Ateliers, Montreal, Canada, and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. She also serves on the board at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA. Wylie currently teaches Printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.