The A.D. Gallery is pleased to present a juried exhibition that offers a progressive approach to the medium of paper. These selected artists utilize a range of contemporary means to build on the time-honored, thousands-year-old medium of paper. Some artworks reflect upon historical methods of papermaking, while others bring an entirely contemporary, non-traditional scope to the material at hand. The Art of Paper highlights the versatility of paper as matter that can be at the same time heavy and weightless, metaphoric and real, corporeal and ethereal. The end result is a range of ideas and aesthetics creating a delightful and provocative ensemble of art.
Participating artists: Elaine Abbe, Barbara Bernstein, Molly Bosley, Annemarie Coffey, Jaynie Crimmins, Margaret DeLima, Kim Faler, David Garratt, Reni Gower, Kristina Lyle, Aaron Pennington, Laura Post, Laura J. Stein, Sally Schluter Tardella, and Heather Whidden.
Juror, Reni Gower, is a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a practicing artist for over 30 years. She also curates award winning traveling exhibitions.
First Prize: Hong Hong, Varve (2016)
Kozo, 11. 5 ft x 7.5 ft
Second Prize: Molly Bosley, Part and Parsley (2015)
Paper, 4 ft. x 6 ft.
Third prize: Jaynie Crimmins, Accumulations #3 (2015)
Shredded household mail, thred over armature mounted on wood, 7 in. x 5 in.
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