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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Leonardo Drew
American (1961–)
61P, 2017

Pigmented and printed handmade paper with attached silver core; edition 23/80 26 ¾ in × 19 in
Purchased with Art Acquisition Funds; Photography Stephen Petegorsky
©Leonardo Drew   UM 2021.73


This section offers a range of works by artists rooted in reflection and meditation. Theirs is a journey of introspection, focusing on themes such as contemplation, perception, and the artistic process as a form of internal quietude and experimentation. Each artist’s metaphoric sensibility reveals an interest in nature and the unknown. Shifting between natural figures and geometric systems, while abstract in closeup, these works can sometimes resolve into representational elements.


Artists:
Olivia Bernard
Leonardo Drew
Anish Kapoor
Mary Ijichi
Xylor Jane
Kimsooja
Martin Puryear
Joel Shapiro
Kiki Smith
Thongchai
Carolyn Webb
Terry Winters
Thongchai Yukantapornpong

Olivia Bernard, American (1945- ) 
Perforation/Carapace, 2015 
Abaca paper, silk tissue 

Olivia Bernard, American (1945- ) 
Red Stitch, 2010 
Abaca paper, thread, pins 

Leonardo Drew, American (1961- ) 
61P, 2017 
Pigmented and printed handmade paper with attached silver core 

Anish Kapoor, Indian (1954- ) 
Untitled, 1986 
Gouache, gesso, pigment on paper 

Mary Ijichi, American (1952- ) 
String Drawing #2, 2002 
Acrylic and string on mylar, acrylic and metal hanger 

Xylor Jane, American (1963- ) 
Matt P., Costa Rica, 2017 
Costa Rica 
Ink on paper 

Xylor Jane, American (1963- ) 
2456836, Sunday, Truro, MA, 2018 
Truro Massachusetts 
Ink on graph paper 

Kimsooja, South Korean (1957- ) 
A Laundry Woman – Yamuna River, India, 2007 
Iris Print on Hahnemühle paper 

Martin Puryear, American (1941- ) 
Dark Loop, 1982 
Woodcut on ivory Japanese paper

Joel Shapiro, American (1941- ) 
Untitled, c. 1969-1970 
Black ink applied with finger tips on paper 

Thongchai Yukantapornpong, Thai (1960- ) 
C. R. L. No. 1, 2008 
Etching on Fabriano wove paper 

Thongchai Yukantapornpong, Thai (1960- ) 
Word-N, 2008 
Etching on Fabriano wove paper 

Carolyn Webb, American (1953- ) 
#2 from the series Gibigianna, 10 Dec. 2020, 2020 
Europe; Italy; Veneto: Venice 

Carolyn Webb, American (1953- ) 
#4 from the series Gibigianna, 4 Dec. 2020, 2020 
Europe; Italy; Veneto: Venice