Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue



In June I am participating in the exhibition Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue

Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue
June 16 – August 11, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION, JUNE 15: 4:00–7:00 p.m.
ROUNDTABLE EVENT: Group Effort: Hand Papermaking, Collaboration, and Contemporary Art
6:30–8:00 p.m.

Curated by Jessica Cochran, Elizabeth Isakson-Dado, Hannah King, and C.J. Mace

This exhibition is about the discursive ways that artists approach paper as a medium, technology, and tool. Hand papermaking is a process that begins with the raw material of pulp and ends in sculpture, mixed media, and installation. To that end, this exhibition asks us to consider the utility of paper at the site of interdisciplinary contemporary arts and crafts. Elevating the primary role of handmade paper as a conceptual and formal “supporting partner” in contemporary art itself, Material Assumptions points to the versatility, nuance and subtlety of handmade paper as medium.

Works from Dieu Donné by:
Jessica Stockholder, Glenn Ligon, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Polly Apfelbaum, Sonya Blesofsky, Mel Bochner, Ian Cooper, William Kentridge, Beth Campbell, Nina Bovasso

Newly commissioned works by: Dan Devening, Deborah Boardman, Ian Schneller, Annica Cuppetelli & Christobal Mendoza, Matthew Schlian, Kate McQuillen, Niall McClelland, Anna Tsantir, Daniel Luedtke , Zoe Nelson, Julie Schenkelberg, Susan Goethel-Campbell