Exhibition: Paper Cuts
Woodstock Arts will open its new gallery exhibit, Paper Cuts, on view from Aug 25th – Oct 23rd, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, August 25th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Reeves House Visual Arts Center. Established and emerging artists from around the nation have been scouted over the last 6 months, and their pieces have been carefully selected to create this exhibit for the Woodstock, Atlanta, and North GA community to enjoy.
“One of the things I find most fascinating about this exhibit”, Visual Arts Director Nicole Lampl says, “is that these brilliant artists have taken the humble medium of paper – an everyday item that we all use – and have transformed it in unexpected and surprising ways. These artists have creatively manipulated paper through a wide variety of techniques and processes – folding, cutting, collaging, layering, burning, sculpting, and even dyeing with household chemicals.”
Lampl, who also curated the Paper Cuts exhibit, explains that this is a “medium focused” exhibit. Many of the exhibits at the Reeves House or other contemporary art museums are based on themes, such as the concept of ‘home,’ or present new work by a particular artist. A medium-focused exhibit, however, takes a specific material (metal, clay, textiles,, etc.), and showcases its versatility. This exhibit expands far beyond traditional uses of paper – these are not just artworks that happen to be on paper, but are instead celebrations of paper itself and the myriad of ways that it can be transformed by the hand of the artist.
“My hope,” Lampl says, “is that guests will be inspired to see how everyday materials can become artwork, and that creating art doesn’t require expensive supplies. . We all have creative impulses, but often don’t know where to begin or how to express them. But, there is a large community of people out there that will benefit from you sharing your talent and creativity. We can all create something more for ourselves and for our community – this begins with simple beginnings and small steps. Although art can be unapproachable at times, I hope that seeing what can be created from such a simple medium makes it more approachable, and gives us all a greater appreciation for the capacity of humble beginnings to become beautiful endings.”
Admission to Paper Cuts is offered to the public free of charge and will be open Aug 25th – Oct 23rd with various special events, such as artist talks and demos, music nights, exhibit tours, yoga classes, workshops , and more. The Opening Reception is from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Aug 25th with a toast at 7pm. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided with beer, wine, and coffee available for sale. The Reeves House is located at 734 Reeves St. Woodstock, GA 30188.
Participating artists are Charles Clary(Conway, SC); Karen Margolis Brooklyn, NY); Claude-Gerard Jean (Atlanta, GA); Anna Grace Burch(Greenville, SC); Jerushia Graham (Atlanta, GA); Austin Cathey (Carrboro, NC); Lauren Kussro (Houston, TX); Avery Fleeman (Asheville, NC); Griffin Carrick(Cary, IL); Hazel Sebastian Glass (Portland, OR); Michael Velliquette (Madison, WI); Maggie Kerrigan (Virginia Beach, VA); Ann Stewart (Atlanta, GA); and Jen Swearington (Charleston, SC).