Paul Andrew Wandless: Storyteller
January 19, 2019 - May 25, 2019
The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery Catholic Theological Union
5416 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615 773.371.5400 ctu.edu/events
Opening reception: Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:00-7:00pm
Building multiple layers of images on clay, ceramic artist Paul Andrew Wandless combines printmaking and ceramic techniques to bring imagery from myths, stories and personal observations to life. Utilizing the surface of the clay as a canvas to create a continuous narrative, Paul shares his ideas, characters, and events in each piece. His work utlizes the figure and torso as a of departure for his clay wall pieces, clay sculptures, and prints.
Ceramic processes and printmaking techniques are combined to create clay prints, freestanding & wall mounted clay sculpture, mixed-media sculpture, prints, works on paper and paintings. The works are abstract expressive self-portraits reflecting concerns, beliefs and musings of his surroundings and day-to-day experiences. His custom glazes combined with commercial materials are applied in multiple layers with multiple firings to create rich surfaces. Texture, text and bold colors are used to add context and content to the narratives. Printmaking techniques used in his clay work include, screening, stenciling, monoprinting, lithography, linocuts and photopolymer plates.