PAPERTAILS, curated by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith
September 14th - November 5th, 2011 opening reception: Wednesday, September 14th, 6 - 8 pm
Antony Michael Byron Francesco Clemente Julia Fish Carl Fudge Chie Fueki Beka Goedde Kathleen Graves Valerie Hammond Hilary Harnischfeger Stephen Mueller Rachel Ostrow Kiki Smith Zachary Wollard
Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith have co-taught Advanced Printmaking at NYU for the past several years. This experience, our commitment to printmaking, and our long shared enthusiasm for the limitless possibilities of paper as a material, has inspired us to want to share our enthusiasm with the school’s community.
For this exhibition they selected a group of artists from their community whose work with paper they admire and find inspiring. Hilary Harnischfeger builds sculpture from paper and other materials; Carl Fudge employs papermaking in the creation of his work; Fudge, Michael Byron, and several other artists in the exhibition work with paper through the techniques of printmaking; Kathleen Graves makes digital prints from photo-based images; Chie Fueki constructs collages by combining printmaking with other elements, an approach shared by the curators themselves; while Francesco Clemente, Julia Fish, Beka Goedde, Antony Hegarty, Stephen Mueller, and Zachary Wollard draw or paint directly onto paper, approaching the material as a field for exploration, action, and thought.. Each artist’s use of paper is a vital and integral part of his or her practice, and each finds a unique approach to working with the material.
- Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith
Catalogue Essay - Papertails, by Maggie Wright
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Food for the Fickle Grey Beast - theficklegreybeast.squarespace.com
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