Nate Ethier

Niagara, 2011, acrylic/canvas, 46 x 44.5 inches
untitled, 2010, acrylic/200lb Arches cold press paper, image size: 16 x 16 inches, paper size: 30 x 22 inches

Working on paper is a way for me to quickly find new images and ideas. It’s also a great way to generate a separate and fully realized body of work apart from my paintings on canvas. I enjoy the texture and fragility of the cold press paper, the intimacy of scale, and rigidity of the drawing board. I also leave wide and clean margins to convey a sense of compression and clearly defined space. These aspects compliment the body, resilience, permanence, objecthood, and expanse of canvas.  Generally, the canvas has a lot to learn from the paper, and vice versa.  -Nate Ethier, 2012

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