From intricate, laser-cut tendrils to vibrantly patterned collages, a brand new exhibition at The Torggler in Newport Information, Virginia, explores the huge potential of a conventionally utilitarian materials. Prospects of Paper brings collectively 13 artists from across the U.S. and Canada who’ve developed practices centered round experimentation and precision, using a various vary of strategies and kinds that rework an on a regular basis medium into elaborate artistic endeavors.
Wall works, freestanding sculptures, and large-scale installations comprise the excellent take a look at paper-based artwork being made in the present day, together with a monumental piece by Michael Velliquette suspended from the ceiling, Samuelle Inexperienced’s immersive sphere product of hundreds of petals, and Roberto Benavidez’s piñatas impressed by the frenzied characters of Hieronymus Bosch. Most of the artists start their compositions utilizing pristine, new sheets of paper, whereas others reinterpret objects like books, maps, and paper plates into woven or carved types. You may additionally acknowledge work from Myriam Dion, Matthew Shlian, and Eric Standley, amongst others.
Prospects of Paper continues at The Torggler by October 15, and you’ll be taught extra on the gallery’s website.
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