Women & Their Work presents an exhibition of works on paper by three artists. Susan Harrington, Terri Thornton and Janet Tyson. The artists explore themes of memory, repetition and identity in a collection of drawings using media that includes tracing paper, tape, graphite, and pen and ink.
All three artists’ works are made of markings on tracing paper, however, each of the three artists approaches the shared themes from a different perspective. Harrington’s collages of layered drawings present symbols of childhood and American culture and address questions about the construction of individual memory and the way it is affected by culture and transformed by time. Thornton’s artworks contain organic forms, imaginary shapes and human-made objects that are drawn, redrawn and cataloged to suggest analogies to memories and emotions. Tyson, whose subject is often the writing of James Joyce, incorporates into her work tracings of the writer’s corrections to Finnegan’s Wake, at once negating and asserting her own subjectivity.