Roland Poska | Papestries

10 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.

Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to present the works of Roland Poska, a pioneer of handmade paper and printmaking who elevated his craft to national renown in the tumult of the 1980s art world. Constructed with cotton fibers churned with pure powdered pigments, Poska’s paintings are accumulated works with sculptural attributes referred to as “Papestries” by the artist. 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, others with abstractly radiating circles and organic shapes. Poska’s work at once presents whimsicality and imaginative novelty with the gravitas of artistic rigor.