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.

 

Tatiana Ginsberg   Vajra/Doorknob  Cast kozo and gampi paper with indigo pigment  Five pieces, 9 x 2.5 inches each  2019

Tatiana Ginsberg

Vajra/Doorknob

Cast kozo and gampi paper with indigo pigment

Five pieces, 9 x 2.5 inches each

2019

Jill Powers   Uprooted  Kozo -handmade paper, cast, silk  66 x 20 x 9"  2019

Jill Powers

Uprooted

Kozo -handmade paper, cast, silk

66 x 20 x 9"

2019

Jocelyn Chateuvert   Huddle  Artist-made abaca paper, pigment  8"h x 15"w x 15"d  2015

Jocelyn Chateuvert

Huddle

Artist-made abaca paper, pigment

8"h x 15"w x 15"d

2015

Kerri Cushman   Tracing  abaca, pochoir pulp imaging  25 x 17 x 1.5"  2019

Kerri Cushman

Tracing

abaca, pochoir pulp imaging

25 x 17 x 1.5"

2019

Hannah Bennett   Stratified  Handmade paper and thread  12x10”  2018

Hannah Bennett

Stratified

Handmade paper and thread

12x10”

2018

Kimberly McWhorter   Sheddings  abaca fiber  variable as a group - each piece is no larger than 24x8"  2017

Kimberly McWhorter

Sheddings

abaca fiber

variable as a group - each piece is no larger than 24x8"

2017

Lisa Miles   Codex Bukit TTubs  hand-beaten kozo and mitsumata bark paper, natural dyes  2" x 14" (fully expanded)  2019

Lisa Miles

Codex Bukit TTubs

hand-beaten kozo and mitsumata bark paper, natural dyes

2" x 14" (fully expanded)

2019

Daniel Heyman   Janus and the 5 Elements: Japanese Screen Project  100% mulberry fiber dyed and mounted Japanese "byobu" style to wooden frames  38 x 64 inches when closed (can be opened to 38 x 128 inches)  2018

Daniel Heyman

Janus and the 5 Elements: Japanese Screen Project

100% mulberry fiber dyed and mounted Japanese "byobu" style to wooden frames

38 x 64 inches when closed (can be opened to 38 x 128 inches)

2018

Lisa Miles   Codex Gunung  hand-beaten kozo bark paper, natural dyes  2" x 14" (fully expanded)  2019

Lisa Miles

Codex Gunung

hand-beaten kozo bark paper, natural dyes

2" x 14" (fully expanded)

2019

Laura Post   Wishful Thinking II  Hand-carved, printed woodblock with handmade paper  18" x 19" x 15"  2019

Laura Post

Wishful Thinking II

Hand-carved, printed woodblock with handmade paper

18" x 19" x 15"

2019

Kate Aitchinson   Potholes  monotype on handmade paper (recycled cotton)  45” x 36”  2019

Kate Aitchinson

Potholes

monotype on handmade paper (recycled cotton)

45” x 36”

2019

Marjorie Tomchuk   Sea Fossil II  Pressed paper/embossing. hand colored with fabric dyes  22" x 22"  2018

Marjorie Tomchuk

Sea Fossil II

Pressed paper/embossing. hand colored with fabric dyes

22" x 22"

2018

Tia Blassingame   Trace  handset letterpress, pulp painting, handmade paper (abaca and cotton)  14" x 20"  2019

Tia Blassingame

Trace

handset letterpress, pulp painting, handmade paper (abaca and cotton)

14" x 20"

2019

Suzanne Sawyer   Revolution Quilt  Letterpress printed handmade paper, including abaca, flax, and other plant fibers  16x16"  2019

Suzanne Sawyer

Revolution Quilt

Letterpress printed handmade paper, including abaca, flax, and other plant fibers

16x16"

2019

Anna Benjamin   Neue Synagogue I  Cotton blowout and pigmented linen pulp paint on abaca  30 x 22 inches  Boi v'Shalom | Come in Peace

Anna Benjamin

Neue Synagogue I

Cotton blowout and pigmented linen pulp paint on abaca

30 x 22 inches

Boi v'Shalom | Come in Peace