Nicola López churns rigid industrial forms into swirling organic masses in her recent monoprints on view at Pace Prints. Chain link fence, thick cords of rope, spools of razor wire, ribbed tubing, and steel girders that resemble the bones of a well-built bridge appear thoroughly entangled as if engaged in a complex dance or a carefully choreographed brawl. To call them monoprints is an injustice. The base material may be monoprints—woodcuts to be precise—but López combines them in such a way as to push strongly into the field of mixed media collage.
"Nicola López: Structural Detours"
- Pace Prints (Chelsea), New York
- 22 Apr 2011 - 28 May 2011