Alan Shields1944-2005

Estate of Alan Shields
Shelter Island, NY

$5,000 to archivally preserve work by the artist, organized by estate family members Victoria Shields Weslek and Jason Shields. Blurring the lines between painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation, Shields produced complicated process-oriented work with a bold approach to color, line and composition. By abandoning the conventions of the stretched canvas, he increasingly worked with handmade paper as a sculptural medium that he presented in New York galleries.