In contrast to my regular studio practice of making highly detailed and controlled drawings, the work made in this residency uses the process of paper making as a way to lose control of the final image. By manipulating graphite-tinted pulp with an air gun on the surface of a freshly pressed sheet of paper, I had very little control over the hazy, cloud-like forms that resulted. In an attempt to regain control and contain the image, once the paper had dried, I then went back in and drew scaffolding and cage-like structures around these forms.
— Michael Schall, 2010
Michael Schall lives and works in Brooklyn, where he is represented by Pierogi Gallery. The artist received his MFA from Pratt Institute.