‘Chalk, Paper, Scissors’ at 20 North features works by Paul Brand and Anastasia Wagner – BG Independent News

Morning on the Maumee by Paul Brand (Supplied image)


On Friday, July 15, 20, the North Gallery will open a new exhibition of works on paper by two Toledo-area artists in “Chalk, Paper, Scissors: Works on Paper by Paul Brand and Anastasia Wagner”. The exhibition includes Paul Brand’s pastel and charcoal landscapes and Anastasia Wagner’s mixed-media portrait collages, defining the relationship between the viewer and the natural world.

The exhibition will begin with a free public reception on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring a light tapas buffet and cash bar. The exhibition will continue until September 24.

Mixed media collage by Anastasia Wagner. (Picture provided)

20 North Gallery Artistic Director Condessa Croninger notes: We are delighted to put together this exhibition of new and recent works by two well-known faces of the Toledo art scene, established artist Paul Brand and emerging artist Anastasia Wagner. “Chalk, Paper, Scissors” combines Brand’s abstractly inspired charcoal landscapes and Wagner’s intricate layering of mixed media collage, to create an engaging dialogue between the audience’s point of view and his conception of the physical location. and identity.

Paul Brand’s landscapes are shaped by an abstract approach. His dramatic use of contrast and sensitivity for visual texture results in somewhat ethereal depictions of real places. Anastasia Wagner’s collages combine mediums and subjects to create portraits that blend portraiture and flowers. Her application of painting mediums adds a subtle physical texture to her works on paper.

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