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Erin McCluskey Wheeler: "Color Study 1"

250.00
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Erin McCluskey Wheeler: "Color Study 1"

250.00

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A visual study in pinks and oranges by Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler. This print was created in partnership with fine art printer Lightsource in San Francisco, known for their museum quality Giclées. This Giclée print is from wheeler’s solo gallery show “Something Catches”, August 2018 at the gallery.

Printed on a 10 point heavyweight 100% smooth cotton rag paper, this print is from a limited print run of only 25. Each print is hand numbered and signed by the artist, with the image and paper measuring 14” 19”. Signature and print numbering is in on back of the image.

Print will be sent rolled in an art tube, ready to frame.

For further questions or additional images, please call or email us.

PLEASE ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR SHIPPING, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY IN GALLERY

About the artist: Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler is known for her bright tropical-colored works that employ a meticulous assemblage of found papers often bound together with looping brushstrokes. With both an abstract and graphic style, Wheeler's works are sometimes symbolic or whimsical, and play with ideas of nostalgia and visual memories in a narrative context. Wheeler has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history (magna cum laude) from Beloit, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. Her work is widely collected as both prints and originals.

About her solo show, “Something Catches”


"The way things work 
is that eventually 
something catches". 
Jorie Graham 

There is always a place to begin. Sometimes it’s a page from a magazine, or a postcard from my grandmother’s travel collection, or a small, unfinished collage that feels like it can grow. I build color stories — pulling from sketchbooks and my piles of papers — photographs, solid colors, painted and printed on papers. Then I think about form as I put the papers down next to each other, finding colors and lines that connect. My forms and facility with white space come from my training in Japanese brush painting; what I know about composition and building curves comes from looking closely at and endlessly repeating the shape of tree branches, the bend of grasses, the contours of rocks. Sometimes I paint and draw over the papers, editing with white paint and matching colors with gouache; sometimes the papers, cut and glued, are enough as they are. 

For the last year, and concurrent with making the work in this show, I have been teaching art classes to adults at a community art center — many are approaching art-making for the first time or after a long pause. It’s made me think a lot about my process, how I start, how I know a piece is done, and how I work with paper and paint. I am extremely grateful for my students’ questions, their ideas, their ways of approaching making art, their commitment to studying and making art, and how much I have learned from them. This show is dedicated to them — my current, past, and future students at the Center for Community Arts in Walnut Creek.

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FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL US FOR A LIMITED TIME

A visual study in pinks and oranges by Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler. This print was created in partnership with fine art printer Lightsource in San Francisco, known for their museum quality Giclées. This Giclée print is from wheeler’s solo gallery show “Something Catches”, August 2018 at the gallery.

Printed on a 10 point heavyweight 100% smooth cotton rag paper, this print is from a limited print run of only 25. Each print is hand numbered and signed by the artist, with the image and paper measuring 14” 19”. Signature and print numbering is in on back of the image.

Print will be sent rolled in an art tube, ready to frame.

For further questions or additional images, please call or email us.

PLEASE ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR SHIPPING, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY IN GALLERY

About the artist: Bay Area artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler is known for her bright tropical-colored works that employ a meticulous assemblage of found papers often bound together with looping brushstrokes. With both an abstract and graphic style, Wheeler's works are sometimes symbolic or whimsical, and play with ideas of nostalgia and visual memories in a narrative context. Wheeler has a BA in studio art, and a BA in art history (magna cum laude) from Beloit, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. Her work is widely collected as both prints and originals.

About her solo show, “Something Catches”


"The way things work 
is that eventually 
something catches". 
Jorie Graham 

There is always a place to begin. Sometimes it’s a page from a magazine, or a postcard from my grandmother’s travel collection, or a small, unfinished collage that feels like it can grow. I build color stories — pulling from sketchbooks and my piles of papers — photographs, solid colors, painted and printed on papers. Then I think about form as I put the papers down next to each other, finding colors and lines that connect. My forms and facility with white space come from my training in Japanese brush painting; what I know about composition and building curves comes from looking closely at and endlessly repeating the shape of tree branches, the bend of grasses, the contours of rocks. Sometimes I paint and draw over the papers, editing with white paint and matching colors with gouache; sometimes the papers, cut and glued, are enough as they are. 

For the last year, and concurrent with making the work in this show, I have been teaching art classes to adults at a community art center — many are approaching art-making for the first time or after a long pause. It’s made me think a lot about my process, how I start, how I know a piece is done, and how I work with paper and paint. I am extremely grateful for my students’ questions, their ideas, their ways of approaching making art, their commitment to studying and making art, and how much I have learned from them. This show is dedicated to them — my current, past, and future students at the Center for Community Arts in Walnut Creek.