September 10 - December 11, 2021
From the Pearl Fincher Museum:
“With traditional hand papermaking at its core, Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgement of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today.
Each artist featured in Pulped Under Pressure starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their results incorporate printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with recycled disposable materials (junk mail, egg cartons, old cotton t-shirts, ripped denim jeans) as well as old bed sheets, beetroot, heirloom plants, and illuminated el wires. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. Instead, the material is transformed and imbedded with content that turns communication into a public practice.
By challenging assumptions, the artists of Pulped Under Pressure create artworks that are both beautiful and brave. Featured artists include Jillian Bruschera, Julia Goodman, Reni Gower, Trisha Oralie Martin, Melissa Potter, Marilyn Propp, and Maggie Puckett.
This exhibition is organized by Wylie Contemporary, Inc, Virginia. “
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