Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Charles Clary | Patiflasmic Phlebotomy

Charles Clary, Meticulous Excavations Movement #3 (detail), 2017, Hand-cut paper and acrylic on panel, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist.

February 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017

I have the pleasure of sharing with you a new exhibition that opened only two days ago entitled Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting which will be on view at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

This exhibition showcases the works of contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive as well as intricate, but its subject matter has been updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the works will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Nikki Rosato | HR Untitled (Portrait)

Nikki Rosato, Untitled (Portrait), 2016, Handcut road map, 20 x 20 x 10 in. Courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Mark Wagner | Very Expensive Push Broom

Mark Wagner, Very Expensive Push Broom, 2008, Edition of 9, Cut currency and cherry wood, 61 x 16 x 6 in., Private Collection, New York.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Jane South | Untitled

Jane South, Untitled (NY Yellow), 2009, Hand-cut paper, ink, acrylic and bass wood., 46 x 60 x 22 in., Courtesy the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Lisa Nilsson | Male Pelvis

Lisa Nilsson, Male Pelvis, 2012, Mulberry paper collage, 1 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and PavelZoubok Gallery, New York.

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Andrea Deszo | Forest Stroll with Goat

Andrea Dezsö, Forest Stroll with Goat, 2015, Tunnel book with Japanese handmade Shojoshi paper, 14 1/4 x 11 x 7 in. Courtesy of the artist and Pucker Gallery, Boston.

The artists featured in this exhibition include: Elizabeth Alexander, Noriko Ambe, Hina Aoyama, Doug Beube, Ambreen Butt, Jonathan Callan, Rob Carter, Charles Clary, Brian Dettmer, Andrea Dezsö, Lauren Fensterstock, Adam Fowler, Randy Garber, Meg Hitchcock, Jim Hodges, Li Hongbo, Fred H C Liang, Marco Maggi, Youdhi Maharjan, Stefana McClure, Lisa Nilsson, Julian Opie, Shannon Rankin, Nikki Rosato, Kim Rugg, Mathias Schmied, Jane South, Jill Sylvia, Sarah Sze, Yuken Teruya, Robert The, Randal Thurston, August Ventimiglia, Mark Wagner, Kara Walker and C. K. Wilde.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Dorothea & David Jensen, The Gilbert Verney Foundation, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable and Monadnock Paper Mills. We are proud to have Art New England as media sponsor for this exhibition.

images courtesy of Currier Museum of Art.

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