It’s Only a Paper Moon at Proximity
Paper is a ubiquitous material we use without a thought—reading books or magazines, jotting notes, or wrapping delicate artwork in newspaper. The nine artists in It’s Only a Paper Moon, on view at Proximity September 7 through October 6, each have a distinct and creative way of manipulating that flat piece of paper from a mere support for information to an object that can communicate on it’s own.
From Laura Cooperman’s delicately cut paper installations to Kenneth Melendez’s bright and fantastical paper-mache Vejigante masks, the work is varied in its’ themes and sizes. Curated by Dante Rodriguez and Beth Whalley, the show represents a wide range of styles and processes— paper mache, origami, paper cutting, paper quilling, pulp sculpture, and paper sculpture.
Additional artists include Patricia Alvarez Leon, Tom Balbo, Angela Bohley, Lisa Cheng, Rachel McPherson, Ana Luisa Sanchez, and Robin Van Lear.
Also coming up this fall, Proximity is pleased to host In the Hot Seat from October 12–27 as part of the Watermarks papermaking conference, in cooperation with The Morgan Conservatory. In the Hot Seat confronts issues of social and political importance and seeks to celebrate the diversity of such work in contemporary paper arts.