Artist StatementIn her latest pieces, Nancy O'D Wilson continues her explorations of color and touch, assembling found objects and old dresses into dimension-straddling sculptures. Vertical and vibrant, these padded pieces stretch Josef Albers' color theories into the tactile realm, climbing away from the endless modern tapping of hard plastic keyboards. Dresses are torn apart, assembled into three-dimensional constrcuctions, and built into old wooden ladders and chair-backs according to the rhythm of colors. The contrast of hard wood and soft fabric frames the relativity of color: "You need opposites."
Education: Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD (MFA, 1981). Selected Exhibitions: To This I Came, Loyola College and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (1999); Earthworks, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY (1997); Book Value, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY (1995); Catholic Girls, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (1994); Hubble Space Telescope Institute, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (1993); Salute to the Arts, Baltimore, MD (1993); Worhy Gallery, Washington, DC (1990); Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (1990). Selected Commission: Barton-Cotton, Co., Baltiomore, MD; State House, Annapolis, MD; Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, MD; The Colonnade, Baltimore, MD; The Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, MD.