Trace Elements

Image: Detail of Nancy Cohen, October Drawing, 2015. Handmade paper, 98 x 80 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Paul Robeson Galleries

Trace Elements investigates the potential of abstract art to create and discover transcendental languages for creative actions. The three artists in this exhibition, Nancy Cohen, Pat Lay, and Wonju Seo, work across many media including paper, thread, digital assemblage, textiles, found materials sources from high and low. Within Trace Elements, we see a high degree of technical competency underlying these explorations beyond representation. It could be said that the work is intended to elicit an intuitive response, one that goes beyond national, regional or cultural narratives.