Cut & Paste: Works of Paper
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Cut & Paste: Works of Paper celebrates the relationship between art and paper, the versatile but fragile material that has long been instrumental in the creation of art. The works of 11 Georgia artists included in the show bring awareness of the vitality of paper, demonstrating that it is more than a two-dimensional form.
The exhibition opens on Feb 26, 2020 in the Haley Gallery of the Albany Museum of Art and continues through June 27, 2020. AMA Guest Curator Didi Dunphy says the exhibition is a further testament to the remarkable talents of Georgia artists.
Noting that this is the second in the Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia series, Dunphy said Cut & Paste: Works of Paper “examines ways in which working artists manipulate paper to create remarkable and varied works of art. From detailed hand cutting to mark making, draping and folding, casting and silhouettes, both wall-bound and sculptural reliefs consider the current possibilities of paper and highlight artists using these magical techniques, leading viewers to suspend their belief of material nature.”
“My hope is that all enjoy the awe and amazement of the world of works of paper as well as the wonderful talents living in the state of Georgia,” she said.
Artists whose work is included in the exhibition are:
- Steven L. Anderson, of Atlanta, an exhibiting artist and co-director of Day & Night Projects, an artist run gallery in Atlanta;
- Betsy Cain, of Savannah, whose work includes paintings, works on paper and cut-outs influenced by salt marshes, tidal creeks and barrier island that surround her home;
- Jerushia Graham, of Atlanta. Currently the museum coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, she exhibits both nationally and internationally, including her show Undercurrents last spring and summer at the AMA;
- Matt Haffner, of Atlanta, who has been awarded several prestigious grants, fellowships and residencies. A professor of photography and video at Kennesaw State University, he exhibits nationally and internationally;
- Imi Hwangbo, of Athens, who has received several international artist grants and fellowships. She is a professor of art at The University of Georgia;
- Hannah Israel, of Columbus, who has shown extensively and who has received several residencies and fellowships. She has also curated numerous solo and group and exhibitions. She is a professor of art and gallery director at Columbus State University;
- Elizabeth Lide, of Atlanta, whose work has exhibited extensively and who has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the High Museum of Art. She is a fellow of the Working Artist Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA);
- Teresa Bramlette Reeves, of Atlanta, who is a Fulbright Scholar and exhibits nationally and internationally. She is recently retired as senior curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw;
- Lucha Rodriguez, of Atlanta, who has exhibited globally, with solo and group shows throughout the United States, India, Mexico, China and France;
- Samuel Stabler, of Athens, who shows in New York, Los Angeles and Athens, as well as Paris and Berlin. He is involved with curation at several institutions in the state of Georgia. In fall 2018 and early winter 2019, his work was included in the exhibition Home Tour: Artists Investigating Interiors, Domesticity and Identity at the AMA;
- Kalina Wińska, of Valdosta, who has exhibited nationally and internationally and who has received several grants and scholarships for her work. She is an associate professor at Valdosta State University.