June 8, 2013 – July 28, 2013
Paper, in its early forms, has been around since the 2nd century BC, spreading from China to the Middle East, and then to medieval Europe in the 13th century, where the first paper mills were invented. We use paper daily, whether it be when reading a book, writing a note, paying for sundries, or off a roll in the loo to name a few. In art and in learning, paper is one of the first materials we all begin with as a surface and a medium for our creations, when we begin to write, draw, color, fold, cut.
Ink, Paper, Scissors is an exploration of this age-old material in its many shapes and forms. Come discover artists’ books, mile long love notes, 3-D pop-ups, lithographs, collages, even environmental paper installations. Whether pure white, or printed upon in a multitude of vibrant hues, paper has a delicate quality that makes it both ephemeral and accessible.
Works from notable American print publisher Shark’s Ink. — including prints by Enrique Chagoya, Red Grooms and Rex Ray to name a few — will be on display. Delicate paper constructions depicting the effects of huge natural disasters on man-made structures by Salt Lake based Czech artist Lenka Konopasek will challenge your notion of sculpture. And Danielle Wyckoff’s infinite paper love series and scrolls will mesmerize you. Come see how paper can surprise and inspire you.