PAPER REVOLUTION: Annual Members Exhibition
University of the Arts, Anderson Hall, 6th Floor, Printmaking Gallery
September 16-27, 2019
Opening: Saturday, September 21, 5:30-7pm
Organized by juror Ksenia Nouril, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, Philadelphia
Artists: Kate Aitchinson, Anna Benjamin, Hannah Bennett, Tia Blassingame, Jocelyn Chateuvert, Kerri Cushman, Tatiana Ginsberg, Daniel Heyman, Kimberly McWhorter, Lisa Miles, Laura Post, Jill Powers, Suzanne Sawyer, Marjorie Tomchuk
The paper revolution began with the invention of paper from plant-based fibers in China around 100 CE. Today, it continues to flourish, thanks to the ingenuity of contemporary artists. A powerful combination of natural material and human intervention, paper is a beguiling medium that can be at once delicate and strong, precious and omnipresent, two-and three-dimensional. Paper astounds in its ability to be manipulated, whether by a matrix or by hand. More than just a substrate, paper can be color, line, and form. The artworks chosen for this juried exhibition held in conjunction with the 2019 Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting represent a variety of innovative practices within papermaking. Each work addresses the overall theme of revolution through the lens of either nature or humankind. The results range from figurative representations to abstract impressions of the landscape and the body. Collectively, these works of and on paper speak to an insatiable curiosity and unhampered drive to push the limits of materiality in new and revolutionary ways.