December 6 – January 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6, 4-6 PM
Curated by Yuko Nii, Assisted by Rebecca Cuomo
In the Main Gallery — Concurrent with CHELSEAGEO: Chromogenic Print by Heungmo Kim
With Special Guest Artists Beatrice Coron, Doug Beube, and Wang Lei
2 Purchase Awards:
Blake Conroy – “Sunflower, 2013”
Yun-Woo Choi – “0007154-BBP, 2014”
8 Curator’s Choice Awards:
Meg Bloom – “Go In and Out Window”
Eloa Jane- Pereira – “Bridge to Paradise”
Ana Mavromatis – “Night Rhythms”
Nancy Raen-Mandez – “Trickle Down”
Kyu Seok Oh – “Reptition l & ll”
Jon Whilfill – “USA Yesterday”
Marcia Widenor – “Fiesta, 2011”
Angie Zielinski – “Poof! 2010”
We were very surprised and pleased by the response we received for our open call for “OVER THE EDGE: PAPERWORKS UNBOUND”. We received so many entries of high quality from around the country and even from abroad, that we decided to have the show in two parts. It is indeed a survey of how creative artists are using paper from traditional ways to extreme invention.
About Paper: Throughout human history, paper has been essential in countless developments that have transformed the way we think, live, and act. Paper as we know it today originated in China over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The ancient Silk Road eventually brought paper to the West, where it was quickly adopted and widely used. Since its genesis, paper has been valued for its relatively easy, cost-effective production and functional versatility.
In 1453, Johann Gutenberg invented the first printing press in Germany – an innovation that revolutionized the spread of information and initiated a proliferation of literacy and scholarship. For centuries, printed publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers and pamphlets were the primary sources for information and communication. In recent years, however, these printed publications are becoming obsolete as we increasingly rely on digital platforms. In addition to this paradigm shift, environmental concerns are cited as reason to abandon published print and reduce paper products in favor of a more eco-friendly digital alternative.
Artists who use paper as the primary medium for their artworks defy the mainstream understanding of books as antiquated artifacts and paper as a cheap, disposable commodity. These materials are used as points of departure for infinite creative possibilities achieved through drawing, painting, cutting, carving, collage, printing, folding, sculpting, and assembling art that highlights the universality of paper.
Artists in the show:
Caroline Absher, Kayo Albert, Julio Austria, Grace Azar, Ayako Bando, Bienvenido Banez, Zahra Banyamerian, Federica Bardelli, Robert Bassal, Paul Baumann, Diana Baumbach, Riccardo Berlingeri, Liz Biddle, Lauren Blankstein, Meg Bloom, Benjamin Bohnsack, Duane Bousfield, Beryl Brenner, Rachel Burgess, Melissa Capasso, Brooks Cashbaugh, Joe Castro, Pei-Wan Cheng, Diane Cherr, Yun-Woo Choi, Blake Conroy, Fabrice Covelli, Ivy Dachman, Julie de Bastion, Madeline de Joly, Amy De Loach (Chow), Val Dyshlov, James Early, Richard Ensor, Donna Faranda, Dylan Thomas Farrell, Carmen Frank, Debra Friedkin, Julien Gardair, Helga Gasser, Joseph Gegen, Debbie Gioello, Noble Golden, Glen Goodenough, Grigory Gurevich, Yao Hai, Richard Hatter, Jonathan Herbert, Ed Herman, Paul Hitchen, Marilyn Honigman, Judith Eloise Hooper, Tom Hooper, Yuko Horiguchi, Richard Hricko, Yasmina Huckins, Jeannine Hunter Lazzaro, Yoko Iwanaga, Susan Jacobs, Eloa Jane, Jennifer Jones, Yuriko Katori, Mildred Kaye, Sonomi Kobayashi, Jennifer Lillis, Eric Lindveit, Ellen Mandelbaum, Philomena Marano, Stephanie Marcus, Anna Mavromatis, Hildy Maze, Jack McWorter, Shoko Miki, Quinn Milton, Gail Mitchell, Chieko Murasugi, Delfina Nahrgang, Heidi Nam, Sara Nili, Morgan O’Hara, Kyu Seok Oh, PD Packard, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Chris Perry, Jennifer Primosch, Nancy Raen-Mendez, Jacques Roch, Jason Rondinelli, Darcy Rosenberger, Donna Ruff, Laurie Russell, Jane Sangerman, Mira Sartryan, Robert Saywitz, Hannah Schilsky, Sylvia Schwartz, Mareilis Seyler, Sacchi Shimoda, Pamela Shipley, Brick Shoemaker, Linda Smith, Joel Solivan, Susan Steeg, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Kaori Takami, Justin Terry, Suzanne Tick, Sally Tosti, Cynthia Laureen Vogt, Jeff Watts, Yookam Westfield, Mary Westring, Marcia Widenor, Ellie Winberg, Dale Williams, Joshua Willis, Kathlyn Wilson, King Yan Fina Yeung, April Zanne Johnson, Minglu (Lulu) Zheng, Angie Zielinski, Abby Zonies
Gallery Hours: Fri – Mon, 12 noon to 6:00 PM (except on the opening day, Sat. DECEMBER 6, 4 – 6 PM)