2019, hand cut and painted paper construction, 36 x 22 inches
mounts on the wall with pins
available through 11/14/21 | ships from Brooklyn, NY
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nancy Baker’s meticulous paper cut-out installations are informed by a coexistence of fear and hope, but her impetus derives more overtly from her sensibility to socio- political patterns. Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Baker draws her carnivalesque world from the bold colors, illusions, and fantasies from the seaside amusement park of her childhood. Baker’s complex wall reliefs are made with assorted paper fragments; hand and laser cut, printed and painted. She invites the viewer to enter a disoriented world akin to a house of mirrors, but creates a place salvaged by overriding order and method. Overt fantasy and hyperbole transform into a composite for fear and anxiety. Baker’s work is informed by darker human struggles, it also reflects a desire to rise above them and strive for a world with a potential for beauty and growth.