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