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
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Curated by Jamestown artist, Joan Hall, PULPARAZZI demonstrates the many uses of handmade paper pulp used by the group of eight internationally recognized artists that call themselves Pulparazzi.  The artists met in 2009 at a conference and have subsequently exhibited and conducted workshops and presentations together as a group across the United States. PULPARAZZI: painting with paper opens Friday, July 12th at the JAC’s 9th Annual Summer Soirée. Champagne preview with curator’s talk at 6pm with most exhibiting artists in attendance. Following the opening, entry is free and open to the public during gallery hours Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 2pm or by appointment through August 17th. Closing Reception on Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm will feature an artist demonstration and talk by Pulp artist, Michelle Samour.


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, San Antonio, TX

CURATOR:
Joan Hall is a leading contemporary mixed media artist using primarily handmade paper, glass, steel and printed marks to create her work that looks to raise awareness about climate change; including the deterioration of the world’s seas. Hall is an artist and critic who has spent time working in both the U.S. and Europe. Her art has been exhibited internationally with exhibitions at venues including the Newport Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of  Art, the Meadows Museum and the Silkeborg Art Center, Denmark. Her installation “ The Invasion of Hull Cove” is in the exhibition “Personal Structures-Identities” in Venice, Italy at Palazzo Mora, an exhibition during the Venice Biennale on view until November 24th.  


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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.