Paroxysm: A New Body of Work by Crystal Wagner

August 05, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Wagner creates large-scale, multi-textured paper sculptures cut and printed by hand whose complex organic forms in vibrant neon colors splash across walls and floors. Her prints include tantalizing designs of an imaginary, explosive natural world; vines, petals, and creatures emerge from her creations. For the first time, Wagner is debuting an entirely new body of work in this exhibition.

Wagner’s interest in combining 2D and 3D forms, her alternative use of materials and hybrid approaches to printmaking, as well as her massive site-specific installations, have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively in the U.S and abroad. Wagner received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002.  She is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA. After teaching as a college art professor for five years, Crystal left academia to focus exclusively on her studio practice.

This exhibit is curated by Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman.

Curator’s Tour: September 1, 12:15-1pm
Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman will lead you through a guided gallery tour of the Crystal Wagner exhibition, offering insider knowledge and a personalized perspective of this exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission.

Interview with Crystal Wagner