Like a sheet of plywood or a sack of plaster I consider the print an interim material and the need to produce them quickly is crucial to engage in a real time back and forth discourse. At Kala I look forward to the opportunity to print large scale. I’ve been working with images and objects that explore the uniquely human relationship to material possessions. Since the banking crisis, interiors of vacant homes have been the focus of my attention. These used up, exhausted spaces vibrate with history. Everyday life happened in seemingly wild spaces. Wandering through empty homes is similar to hiking through a forest of fallen and rotting trees. Both are exceptionally beautiful and sad; speak of life, the passage of time, and the fragility of materials. Sculptural form, photographic images, paint, and other material additives combine to facilitate a circumvolution of physical awareness, psychological triggers, and straightforward representation. During my time at Kala I will also research unconventional materials to print directly onto or serve as mounts, and take a close look at serigraphy and stencil techniques.
Puls received her M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. She has completed residencies at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, and Pilchuck in Stanwood, WA. Puls has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has a solo exhibition at Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento in September 2015; guest curated by Dena Beard, director of The Lab in San Francisco. Puls’ work is represented in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the di Rosa Art Preserve in Napa, CA, and the Jewish Museum in New York. Puls’ work is represented in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the di Rosa Art Preserve in Napa, CA, and the Jewish Museum in New York.