Roland Poska | Papestries

11 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021
With the textures and appearance of vibrantly hued felts, these pieces are as idiosyncratic as their process, some featuring pastoral scenery of houses and sunsets, others with abstractly radiating circles and organic shapes.

A pioneer of handmade paper and printmaking, Poska elevated this craft to national renown in the tumult of the 1980s art world. Made of cotton fibers churned with pure powdered pigments, Poska’s paintings are accumulated works with sculptural attributes and referred to as “Papestries” by the artist. Poska also created sculptures from his handmade cotton paper called “Sentinels.” With the textures and appearance of vibrantly hued felts, these pieces are as idiosyncratic as the process, some featuring pastoral scenery of houses and sunsets, and others with abstractly radiating circles and organic shapes. Poska’s work at once presents whimsicality and imaginative novelty with the gravitas of artistic rigor.