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LANCE LETSCHER

Posted On: Mar 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Camplin Art

LANCE LETSCHER

Space Race 2017, collage on wood, framed 31x40.5"
Think of an artist that has been plugging away in relative obscurity, then finally reaches a level of deserved recognition. It seems that Lance Letscher is having that moment. Shows have been opening up to him in the US and across the Atlantic. He has been featured in a film about him and his process. This weekend will be the end of his show at Conduit Gallery. With all this success I can understand why he might think he is in a Parallel Universe, which is the title of his show.
His cut-out collages have become extremely complex. To a point that each collage is packed with an incredible amount of shapes to make up little narrative pieces. His source material is obviously from printed materials of the mid-twentieth century. The attempts of those illustrators to show products or ideas of the future are iconic. I would say a bit of nostalgia is at play, but for an ever-shrinking population. After all, I didn't live in this era of 1950's imagery, yet I am...

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