Featuring both works rom the Dieu Donné archive, as wellas newly commissioned works made by contemporaryinterdisciplinary artists using abaca and cotton paper handmadeat the Center or Book and Paper Arts, this exhibition is aboutthe discursive ways that artists approach paper as a medium,technology, and tool. Hand papermaking is a process that beginswith the raw material o pulp and ends in sculpture, mixed media,and installation. o that end, this exhibition asks us to considerthe utility o paper at the site o interdisciplinary contemporaryarts and cras.o us “handmadeness” points not to a certain aesthetic orvisual trope, but to realms o possibility; or example, subtlecombinations o texture and color or a deceptively weightlesssurace—all in service o conceptual gesture and complex,meaningul expression. Elevating the primary role o handmadepaper as a conceptual and ormal “supporting partner”
incontemporary art itsel,
points to theversatility, nuance and subtlety o handmade paper as medium.
Curated by Center or Book and Paper Arts curator Jessica Cochranwith Interdisciplinary Arts graduate students Elizabeth Isakson-Dado,Hannah King, and Christi Jo Mace, the exhibition underscores theCenter’s commitment to hand papermaking through studio-based practice, experimentation, and research.
Material Assumptions:Paper as Dialogue
JUNE 15 – AUGUST 11, 2012OPENING RECEPTION, JUNE 15: 4 – 7PM
2005; PIGMENTEDABACA BASE SHEET WITH PULP PAINTING AND ARCHIVALINKJET PRINT. FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIEU DONNÉPOLLY APFELBAUM,
POWER TO THE FLOWER
(2007);STENCILED LINEN PULP PAINT ON ABACA. FROM THECOLLECTION OF DIEU DONNÉ
During exhibitions, the Center or Book and Paper Arts gallery is open
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Works romthe Dieu Donnéarchive by
Polly ApelbaumSonya BlesoskyBeth CampbellNina BovassoMel BochnerChuck CloseIan CooperMark FoxMatt KeeganMel KendrickWilliam KentridgeGlenn LigonKate ShepherdJessica StockholderRichard uttle
Newly commissionedworks by
Deborah BoardmanAnnica CuppetelliChristobal MendozaDan Devening Susan Goethel-CampbellDaniel LuedtkeNiall McClellandKate McQuillenZoe NelsonIan SchnellerMatt SchlianJulie Schenkelberg Anna santirTe Center would like tothank Lauren Shaw (DieuDonné) or curatorialsupport, as well as rishaMartin (MFA '12) and BooGilder (MFA '13) or paperproduction support.
DieuDonne Papermill, 25Years: Te Sacred in theCommonplace