A selection of more than 30 drawings and sculptures by Denver-based artist Bruce Price will be featured in our works-on-paper gallery. This selection is drawn from a body of work that consists of hundreds of drawings and paintings that focus on Price’s interest in materialism, the distortion of patterns, and ordered chaos.
Many of the works use patterns of garments that Price has collected from family members and friends. The garments are then manipulated, cut, layered, reordered, and applied to the surface of his drawings. Other works in Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 are painted to resemble such patterns, illustrating Price’s interest in the sensation of different materials and the balance of these divergent patterns.
As we see in his most recent body of work, Price has distorted these same works on paper by twisting, cutting, and folding the drawings into a series of three-dimensional objects he calls “follies.”
Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.