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Category Archives: exhibition
March 2nd – March 5th, 2017
If you are looking for something to do today amongst all of the amazing art shows on this weekend in New York, I have just the thing for all paper enthusiasts. Be sure to stop by Art On Paper Exhibition at Pier 36, Paradigm Gallery + Studio - Booth E1. They will be showing four artists that I think are a must see. In order above from left to right, Charles Clary, Seth Clark, Kelly Kozma and Alex Eckman-Lawn. There is a range from cut paper collage, mixed media paper reliefs, to hole-punched paper and photographs forming new pieces. You have until tomorrow, so be sure to swing through!Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Art on Paper New York 2017 seen first on Strictlypaper
January 19th - March 25th, 2017
Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata uses traditional methods of Japanese paper cutting to create miniature cities inside of glass vessels. Her chosen materials reference the delicate relationship humans have with our environment and natural forces of our world, while also relating to the Japanese translation of “paper.” In Japanese, the word for “paper” is “Kami,” which can also mean “god,” “divinity,” or “spirit.” Kami are omnipresent in the Shinto religion, and reside in the sky, ground, trees, and rocks.
Using this charged material, Shibata attempts to construct a sculptural dialogue about how we relate and respond to our natural world. Some of Shibata’s work is included in the three-person exhibition Passion Paper at Galerie Atalier Du Genie in Paris through March 25, 2017.
January 26 - March 2, 2017
Paper artist Matthew Shlian is well known for having a knack for paper engineering, producing precisely folded geometric works that are composed of mesmerizing tessellations. As stated in our interview with him, "I now work with scientists using paper engineering as a way to understand the flexible nature of micro-structures. A symbiotic relationship has developed between my collaboration with researchers and my artistic practice."
Shlian’s solo exhibition TELEMETRY, which explores the intersection between science and art has been on display for the past month at Florida Gulf Coast University and runs through March 2, 2017. You can see more of his intricately folded work on his Instagram and Facebook.
Technicolor Fragments Depict Human Figures in an Ambiguous State Between Construction and Deconstruction
February 24th - April 1st, 2017
Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist whose work destabilizes the cultural understanding of urban and identity politics through performance, collage, sculpture and installation. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection. His ongoing collage series, "Deconstruction Worker," is motivated by architectural vocabulary. Influenced by the exploration of the urban dweller, Adams implements geometric constructions of human figures in an ambiguous state between construction and deconstruction. This series will be on display at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery through April 1st, 2017 in Chicago.Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition seen first on Strictlypaper
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 Exhibition seen first on Strictlypaper
Crystal Wagner is an American paper artist whose work plays with ideas of the two and three dimensional. The techniques used in her large paper installations incorporate a use of materials that make each viewer question their understanding of texture and space. They each appear natural and otherworldly and are often found crawling across walls and floors like an alien liquid, each color bursting in their unique formations that have been bent and molded, cut into strips, or meticulously layered like feathers. She is currently in a solo exhibition entitled "Bioforms and Blooms" at the Stolen Space Gallery in London, which will be on display through February 26th, so be sure to check it out.Artist Creates Undulating Otherworldly Neon Paper Sculptures For London Exhibition seen first on on Strictlypaper
It's been a long while since we have seen Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson's amazing cardboard creations. I'm sure you may remember the miniature cityscapes from scraps of cardboard and the amazing cardboard costumes created for the corrugated youth exhibition. Well now he has gone above and beyond, both literally and figuratively, with a stunning aircraft handcrafted entirely in cardboard.
Los Angeles based paper artist Huntz Liu transforms stacks of colorful layered paper in a subtractive way, where he cuts into them to reveal the different geometric paper reliefs. His work is reminiscent of the shapes found in cut diamonds. He uses simple geometric forms that are carefully placed, allowing for the material to be seen and encountered clearly. These carved compositions may be conceived as the skeleton of a structure. He’s part of a gorgeous two-person show with Michelle Benoit, titled “Dive In”, at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York. It opens this Friday, January 6th and runs until February 11th, so if you’re in New York, go check it out in person!
London based, German photographer Alma Haser has an all too familiar portrait series entitled Cosmic Surgery, which we saw a glimpse of previously. This collection includes newer portraits specifically for PULSE Miami Beach. Her works have a process made up of three distinct stages. Firstly Alma photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which then gets placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally the whole piece is re-photographed.
Her works will be on display during PULSE Miami Beach at the De Soto Gallery, Booth N-302 through December 31, 2016, so be sure to check it out and maybe I will see you there! You can also grab her new pop-up book featuring this series, which has some really nice origami pop-ups toward the back, as you can see in the video below.Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser seen first on on Strictlypaper
New York based artist Ryan Sarah Murphy creates abstract, sculptural collages using found and collected cardboard and book covers, which are then recycled and transformed into contemporary works of art. Though these abstract paper reliefs appear to be painted, however they are completely altered as is. Ryan Sarah's artistic practice generates from a wholly intuitive place, prompted by the materials that come and go freely within her day-to-day experience. As a compulsively overlooked throw-away, the artist is rather interested in the way the simple, abundant and inherently impermanent materials can be structured into quiet surfaces that convey both formation and dilapidation simultaneously. Her work is currently on display at the Odetta Gallery in London through December 18th, 2016, in a series entitled Bauhaus babies, alongside Richard Bottwin and Sylvia Schwartz. The exhibition, curated by artist Ellen Hackl Fagan, aims to focus on the special interest given to contemporary painting, glyphs, music, Color Field, Buddha Mind, Minimalism, playfulness and encyclopedic obsessiveness.Abstract Contemporary Collage Reliefs Constructed from Found Cardboard seen first on on Strictlypaper