Cut and Paste: Works of Paper examines the ways in which contemporary artists manipulate paper to create remarkable drawn, sculptural, assembled, woven, or folded works of art. Featuring 11 Georgia artists, the work on view not only speaks to the long history of the paper industry in the South, but also to present-day issues expressed through the fragile but versatile medium. From detailed hand cutting to mark making, draping and folding, casting and silhouettes, both wall-bound and sculptural reliefs consider current possibilities of paper and highlight artists using these magical techniques, leading viewers to suspend their belief of a material nature. This exhibition celebrates the vitality of a relatively old material that has been reinvented and reinterpreted through the skill of the artists on view.
Imi Hwangbo - Paper Routes - Georgia Women to Watch 2020Videos courtesy of the Georgia Committee of the NMWA
Jerushia Graham - Paper Routes - Georgia Women to Watch 2020Videos courtesy of the Georgia Committee of the NMWA
Lucha Rodriguez - Paper Routes - Georgia Women to Watch 2020Videos courtesy of the Georgia Committee of the NMWA
Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia and Lyndon House Arts Center. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The presentation of this exhibition at Telfair Museums is curated by Erin Dunn, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.