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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.

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Meticulously Handcrafted Political Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

Meticulously Handcrafted Political Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

Meticulously handcrafted using small pieces of U.S. one dollar bills, New York based artist Mark Wagner’s currency collages reconfigure the familiar green-and-black-printed paper into fantastical garden scenes, strange creatures and US politicians past and present. In addition to showcasing the uncanny precision for which Wagner is known, the collaged illustrations express poignant criticism of our addiction to money.

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Colorful Three-Dimentional Money Sculptures

Colorful Three-Dimentional Money Sculptures

More commonly then not if you are from the states, like myself, you are more accustomed to seeing currency in only one color for the most part, green. However, as far as international currency is concerned it can range in a wide variety of colors. Now, who would have thought you could create something so beautiful as Kristi Malakoff has created with these unique money sculptures. In her series entitled "Money Pieces" she utilizes that wide spectrum of colors, from currency all over the globe, to produce these awe-inspiring and intricate origami works of flowers and dimensional polygons.

Moneygami by Won Park

Moneygami by Won Park

We have had some fascinating ways to manipulate currency throughout the site from carving to collage. Won Park, an origami master based in Hawaii, has been dubbed the "money folder" based on his lifelike Moneygami pieces which are flawless and stunning in detail. As you can see in works displayed, he is astoundingly good at what he does! Generally he works with the United States One Dollar Bill, but has been branching out to other currencies to add color and vibrance to each object he folds. He is also the author of Extreme Origami: Transforming Dollar Bills into Priceless Works of Art, which is available in our shop be sure to check it out!

The Magnificent Seven: Foreign Currency Portraits

The Magnificent Seven: Foreign Currency Portraits

Philippe Pétremant is a Lyon-based photographer who created this series, Les Sept Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven), with an interesting twist using collaged foreign currency to create brand new portraits. He folds and arranges the paper with different eyes, nose, mouth, etc and secures them with a paper clip.

Money Portraits by Senseteam

Money Portraits by Senseteam

Big Business 3 is a book and poster series by Chinese creative agency Senseteam. Very reminiscent to embroidered patchwork, this series cuts apart and reconfigures currencies from countries around the world in the hopes of examining identity and cultural desires that link wealth, branding, human expressions and ethnicities.

Bless This Mess by Scott Campbell

Bless This Mess by Scott Campbell

"Bless This Mess" is the newest installation from New York-based artist Scott Campbell who is well known for his intricately designed tattoos as well as astounding carved pieces with money. This particular collection has several pieces formed by the artist using laser cutting into low reliefs from uncirculated US currency.

Scott Campbell: Tattoos and Money

Scott Campbell: Tattoos and Money

"Scott Campbell is a sort of semiotician, studying the signs, symbols, and text, commonly found in tattoo culture. His work investigates a familiar lowbrow vernacular, and points out the irony existing within that imagery. His precise technique and masterly of his particular style is only matched in strength by his concern for the human condition. Through the act of chronicling working-class iconography, customarily inked onto skin, Campbell creates a new narrative for the consideration of those recognizable images. He pays tribute to individual stories, and as a result, he records a specific history, which in turn becomes a collective one." -- OH WOW

Bank Coop: Evolution

With the use of 10 - 1,000 Swiss-Franc folded bank notes Sehsucht director Ole Peters illustrates, through origami-styled creatures, a very fascinating and beautiful approach to monetary evolution.

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