Signe Stuart: Evolution
Signe Stuart : Evolution
May 6 - 27, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 4-6 pm
Pie Projects was delighted to present Evolution, a solo exhibition by artist Signe Stuart . Beginning in the early 1960s, her professional career has now spanned more than 65 years. Her approach to art making has always relied on experimentation and rule breaking. Using the materials and form of painting, she breaks away from the standard rectangle and concepts of framing. For Stuart, a sheet of paper or a sewn canvas is a metaphorical slice of time and space, a context in which to construct ideas about the connections and intersections of consciousness with matter and energy.
"My art making process has evolved through more than 6 decades and mimics the way nature evolves through endless transformation and becoming. Instead of quantum particles, my vocabulary is lines, colors, and shapes. I combine and recombine these into sewn canvas paintings and works on paper, forming different iterations of the same ideas."
During her career, Signe has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Painting Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts mural commissions, a South Dakota Arts Council Artist Fellowship and a New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop Fellowship. She received several purchase awards including a Ford Foundation Purchase - Seattle Art Museum. Teaching, lectures and artist residencies include: Professor of Art, South Dakota State University; visiting artist, Williams College, MA; U-Cross Foundation Residency, WY and Cowles Visiting Artist at Grinnell College, IA.