Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting
Dear paper lovers,
I am excited to share information about an upcoming show titled Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Carefully curated, this is the type of exhibition that you don’t want to miss. I am planning to go see it with my family. Find more information below.
February 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Deep Cuts will showcase work by 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 and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the work will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.
↑ 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, image courtesy of the artist, © Mark Wagner.
↑ Jane South, Untitled (NY Yellow), 2009, hand-cut paper, ink, acrylic and basswood, 46 x 60 x 22 in., courtesy of the artist and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY, © Jane South.
↑ Lisa Nilsson, Male Pelvis, 2012, mulberry paper collage, 1 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. x 23 1/2, courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, © Lisa Nilsson.
Artists featured in the exhibition:
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.
↑ 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, © Andrea Dezsö.
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. The Currier Museum of Art is also proud to have Art New England as media sponsor for this exhibition.
I personally want to thank everyone involved in this project. The amount of energy that went into curating this exhibition is highly appreciated. What a treat to us paper lovers!
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