JAC Summer Soirée
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Exhibition

PULPARAZZI:
painting with paper

 

Curated by Joan Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
At our 9th Annual Summer Soirée
Exhibition Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

The 2019 JAC Soiree exhibition Pulparazzi will explore the art practices of the national group of eight artists that call themselves Pulparazzi.  Their artwork demonstrates the many uses of handmade paper pulp and include: John Babcock (CA), Shannon Brock (NY), Joan Hall (RI), Anne Q McKeown (NJ), Lynn Sures (MD), Michelle Samour (MA), Peter Sowiski (NY), and Beck Whitehead (TX). The artists met in 2009 at a conference and has subsequently exhibited, conducted workshops and presentations across the United States. This exhibition is curated by Jamestown artist, Joan Hall.

ARTISTS:
John Babcock, Soquel, CA
Shannon Brock, Brooklyn, NY
Joan Hall, Jamestown, RI
Anne Q McKeown, Secaucus, NJ
Michelle Samour, Acton, MA
Peter Sowiski, Buffalo, NY
Lynn Sures, Colesville, MD
Beck Whitehead, Texas


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2018
BETWIXT AND BETWEEN:
PHOTOGRAPHY TIME AND PLACE

The use of the English idiom “Betwixt and between” reflects the dichotomy in the work displayed in this exhibition, between our older definitions of photography and the ways it is being redefined. This is especially true with the ever-evolving technologies that are continually pushing at conventional boundaries.  

 

2015
burning down the house
 

Home is more of an emotional construct, dealing with feelings of safety, nostalgia, belonging and aspiration. Many of the artists here analyze these feelings and reflect on the social structures associated with the ideal of home. 

2017
WORD:
Text in Contemporary Art

Word explores artists' use of text to convey and emphasize meaning and develop aesthetic. These artists demonstrate that when the use of text is successful, the inherent lines and shapes become part of the art itself.

 

2014
papermade
 

Paper art is emerging as a global phenomenon. PAPER-MADE explores paper’s transformation from an everyday object into an exquisite three dimensional sculptural artwork.
 

2016
Blanc de Blanc
 

Throughout history, artists have used the color white or lack of color to highlight significance in their art.