Big Paper
May 13 - June 18, 2011

A group show of drawing by Alison Keogh, Shelby Shadwell, Wesley Berg, Peter Ligon, Larry Bob Phillips and Lisa Wederquist

333 Montezuma Annex opens an exhibit entitled Big Paper Friday, May 13th with an artist's reception from 5-7 PM. Pulling from the diverse community of artists with ties to Santa Fe, Big Paper features six artists from around the country: Wesley Berg, Alison Keogh, Peter Ligon, Larry Bob Phillips, Shelby Shadwell, and Lisa Wederquist.

The Big of Big Paper refers not only to the scale of the drawings but also to the continued importance of drawings on paper in contemporary art. There is timelessness in the concentration necessary for drawing and it's mysterious power to be both subjective and objective in the act of hand to paper. The six artists in Big Paper remind us that touch is a sense aligned with the imagination and that it is capable of rendering every human nuance.

Each artistic generation finds anew in the hand to paper that "the human imagination and an individual mind is more unique than an individual fingerprint."

Installation view

Wesley Berg
Two Bears, 2011, 93” x 100”, charcoal on paper

Wesley Berg
Fallen Bear, 2011, 50” x 114”, charcoal on paper

Wesley Berg

Alison Keogh

Alison Keogh

Alison Keogh

Alison Keogh

Lisa Wederquist

Peter Ligon
Longhorn, 2005, 38” x 50”, ink on paper

Shelby Shadwell

Lisa Wederquist

Peter Ligon
Texas Theater, 2010, 50” x 36”, ink on paper

Shelby Shadwell

Lisa Wederquist
White Shape, 2010
38” x 77”, house paint on wallpaper

Peter Ligon
Charcoal Broiler, 2005, 38” x 50”, ink on paper

Larry Bob Phillips
Cartoon (study), 2011, 11” x 11” x 25”, wood, foam, plaster, paint

Lisa Wederquist
Line/Stream, 2010
54” x 36”, acrylic on gessoed linen

Peter Ligon, Shark on Roof, 2005, 38” x 50”, ink on paper

Larry Bob Phillips
Cartoon (study), 2011, 11” x 11” x 25”, wood, foam, plaster, paint