Georgia Deal & Tom Ashcraft: Uncharted

September 9 – October 29, 2022

Diptych circular images of long vessel split in two

Workingman Collective

SHIFT, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

20 x 20 x 1 1/8 inches (each)

1/3

WMC_042

Photograph of wooden boat sculpture on circular blue background, by Workingman Collective

Workingman Collective

Uncharted XIII, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

9h x 9w x 1 1/8d in
22.86h x 22.86w x 2.86d cm

1/3

WMC_025

Circular image of toy boat on blue background, by Workingman Collective

Workingman Collective

Uncharted I, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

15h x 15w x 1 1/8d in
38.10h x 38.10w x 2.86d cm

1/3

WMC_026

Circular image of toy boat on blue background, by Workingman Collective

Workingman Collective

Uncharted III, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

15h x 15w x 1 1/8d in
38.10h x 38.10w x 2.86d cm

1/3

WMC_028

Circular image of toy boat on blue background, by Workingman Collective

Workingman Collective

Uncharted IX, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

12h x 12w x 1 1/8d in
30.48h x 30.48w x 2.86d cm

1/3

WMC_034

Circular image of toy boat on blue background, by Workingman Collective

Workingman Collective

Uncharted X, 2022

Archival pigment print mounted on MDF

12h x 12w x 1 1/8d in
30.48h x 30.48w x 2.86d cm

1/3

WMC_035

Tom Ashcraft  A.E. Backus, 2022  Bronze  2 7/8h x 14w x 3 3/8d in, cast bronze sculpture modeled after a carved wood toy boat

Tom Ashcraft

A.E. Backus, 2022

Bronze

2 7/8h x 14w x 3 3/8d in
7.30h x 35.56w x 8.57d cm

1/3

TA_004

Tom Ashcraft  Juniper, 2022  Bronze  3 1/8h x 21w x 1d in, cast bronze sculpture modeled after a carved wooden toy boat

Tom Ashcraft

Juniper, 2022

Bronze

3 1/8h x 21w x 3 1/8d in
7.94h x 53.34w x 7.94d cm

1/3

TA_005

Tom Ashcraft  Dothan, 2022  Bronze, 1 3/4h x 22 3/4w x 3 1/4d in, cast bronze sculpture modeled after a carved wooden toy boat

Tom Ashcraft

Dothan, 2022

Bronze

1 3/4h x 22 3/4w x 3 1/4d in
4.45h x 57.79w x 8.26d cm

1/3

TA_006

Wooden sculpture of boat, by Tom Ashcraft

Tom Ashcraft

AMORY, 2022

Mahogany, chalkboard paint

3h x 14w x 3d in
7.62h x 35.56w x 7.62d cm

TA_001

Wooden sculpture of boat, by Tom Ashcraft

Tom Ashcraft

SALVO, 2022

Mahogany, chalkboard paint

3h x 13w x 3d in
7.62h x 33.02w x 7.62d cm

TA_002

Hand carved wooden boat sculpture by Tom Ashcraft

Tom Ashcraft

ZORA NEALE, 2022

Mahogany, chalkboard paint

9h x 26w x 5d in
22.86h x 66.04w x 12.70d cm

TA_003

Wooden boat wall sculpture on yellow board

Tom Ashcraft

Mini Frances, 2022

plywood, chalkboard paint, chalk, cedar

26h x 38w x 5 1/4d in
66.04h x 96.52w x 13.34d cm

TA_007

Wooden boat wall sculpture on yellow board

Tom Ashcraft

Petworth, 2022

plywood, chalkboard paint, chalk, pine

26h x 38w x 3 3/4d in
66.04h x 96.52w x 9.53d cm

TA_008

Adrift, 2021  Monotype on handmade paper  11h x 26 1/2w in paper size, Framed: 15h x 30w in, warm colors (oranges, yellows, greens) image of a parachute, nautical knot and gears

Georgia Deal

Adrift, 2021

Monotype on handmade paper

11h x 26 1/2w in
27.94h x 67.31w cm

Framed: 15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

GD_008

Enchant, 2021  Monotype on handmade paper  11h x 26 1/2w in, Framed: 15h x 30w in, print, dark blue background with spinning tops (of various colors) and a hand

Georgia Deal

Enchant, 2021

Monotype on handmade paper

11h x 26 1/2w in
27.94h x 67.31w cm

Framed: 15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

GD_010

Flutter, 2022  Monotype on handmade paper  11h x 26 1/2w in, Framed: 15h x 30w in, print, aqua colored background, image features a house structure with red roof, two spinning tops

Georgia Deal

Flutter, 2022

Monotype on handmade paper

11h x 26 1/2w in
27.94h x 67.31w cm

Framed: 15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

GD_011

Swivel, 2021  Monotype on handmade paper  11h x 26 1/2w in, Framed: 15h x 30w in, warm tones (orange, yellow) image features a spinning top, a nautical knot and a spinning gear

Georgia Deal

Swivel, 2021

Monotype on handmade paper

11h x 26 1/2w in
27.94h x 67.31w cm

Framed: 15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

GD_013

Amity (for DBO), 2022  Monotype on handmade paper  11h x 26 1/2w in, Framed: 15h x 30w in, print, cool blue tones, image includes a yellow house structure and empty thread spools

Georgia Deal

Amity (for DBO), 2022

Monotype on handmade paper

11h x 26 1/2w in
27.94h x 67.31w cm

Framed: 15h x 30w in
38.10h x 76.20w cm

GD_015

Print of two houses on handmade paper, by Georgia Deal

Georgia Deal

Tethered (for Raya), 2022

Monotype on handmade paper

15 x 30 inches (framed)

Print on handmade paper of gears and top, by Georgia Deal

Georgia Deal

Pulse, 2021

Monotype on handmade paper

15 x 30 inches (framed)

Print on handmade paper of spindle and matchbook

Georgia Deal

Due (for Frank), 2022

Monotype on handmade paper

15 x 30 inches (framed)

Press Release

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Uncharted, a joint exhibition by multiple-disciplinary artists Georgia Deal and Tom Ashcraft. Incorporating both individual and collaborative works, the exhibition includes wooden and cast bronze boat sculptures, prints on hand-made paper, and photographs, all centered around ideas of physical and psychological transitions.

The isolation of the pandemic and the ensuing global geo-political tumult compelled Deal and Ashcraft to re-examine their studio practices. The individual and collaborative works in this exhibition reference a liminal space, that transitional point between “what was” and “what’s next.”

For Deal, the pandemic afforded time to examine ideas of solitude and anticipation and her work echoes the imagery brought on by that period of stasis. Ashcraft’s sculptures, selected versions from his collection of 200+ handmade wooden boats, gather ideas of migration, observation, scale, and object-making. Their collaborative piece, Uncharted, undertakes these overlapping themes, dealing with both the psychic and anticipatory nature of movement, especially when that movement is only possible through imagination

Deal and Ashcraft each conduct significant individual studio practices and have been committed to the ethic of collaborative art for over 35 years. They are core members of Workingman Collective, founded in 2005 as a cooperative group of artists and other professionals whose membership and objectives evolve to fit each new project. They are interested in process, invention, chance, and the public.

Georgia Deal is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Printmaking and Papermaking Program at the Corcoran School of Art & Design of George Washington University in Washington DC. Her work is in multiple collections including the Philadelphia Museum, the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Yale University Library.  She currently lives in Asheville, NC and is proprietor of the papermaking studio, Swannanoa Paper. 

Tom Ashcraft’s diverse practice is rooted in object-making, public and participatory artwork.  He and Workingman Collective have exhibited and produced work in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant and a Ford Foundation Fellowship, among others. He recently completed a student / artist collaborative work "Public Practice” which was a three-year course focused on creating two permanent artworks for the US Embassy in Niamey, Niger, commissioned by Art in Embassies, US Department of State. Ashcraft is currently based in Asheville, North Carolina and is the MFA Director and Distinguished Professor at the School of Art + Design, Western Carolina University.