May 2 — June 6, 2009
Well known Texas artist, Lance Letscher, is continually pushing his chosen material, paper, into increasingly dynamic and challenging collages. He mines his sources, old paper back book covers, hand written letters and various paper materials for color, graphics and found drawings to construct a patchwork of loose architectural impressions that stack, abstract and pull the viewer in and through the composition. By harmonizing color and shape, Letscher transforms discarded paper materials into substantive collages that evoke serenity, nostalgia and shared experience.
In March of 2009, The University of Texas Austin published Lance Letscher: Collage, the first full-length monograph on this important artist. It presents a catalog of 118 works dating from 2001 to 2008. The book will include an introduction by art critic, Charles Dee Mitchell and essay by Brooke Davis Anderson, director and curator of the the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.