The Sunday Paper #477
September 10, 2023
I spent some time this week planning for the next quarter of The Paper Year, which begins October 1. I’ve been entranced by the Bojagi Curtain – that Steph Rue (mentioned below) designed for my book, The Art of Papercraft – and have been experimenting with paper pleating techniques. Although I’ve worked with pleating in several ways in the past, her project sparked new ideas, and I’ll be showing some of these at a free mini workshop on Zoom on Friday, September 29th at noon MDT. I hope you can join us! I’ll share details next week.
How fun to discover the work of Nancy Glen, who is having a retrospective of her paintings since the late 1950s at David Richard Gallery in NYC. Genn’s handmade paper paintings from 1975 through the 1980s are included. Click through to catch some of these pieces from the in a video tour or go see the show in person (through 10/12/23).
Poposition Press is an independent publishing house that creates art pop up editions in the form of books, greeting cards and 3-D print collaborations with contemporary visual artists. Rosston Meyer has been at this for the past ten years and has done some amazing collaborations – licensing the works of artists like Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to create pop up cards, books and more.
Art on Paper is partnering with Center for Book Arts (CBA) on Booksmart Fair, a new artists’ book fair located at the front of this year’s Art on Paper (today’s the last day). CBA invited eight institutions to take part, and each is showing a curated selection of artists’ books that engage the form in a myriad of ways – ranging from highly tactile and physical objects to conceptual works. One of them, the Book/Print/Scholar of Color Collective, got a nice review in The Art Newspaper.
I learn so much from artist newsletters! This week, I received three that I can think of and was inspired by all of them, and they all work with paper in various ways (Sarah Horowitz, Diane Jacobs and Steph Rue). I was particularly interested in Steph Rue’s piece which I’d seen on Instagram. She is featured in the inaugural Korean American Artist Collective (KAAC) exhibition in Washington, D.C. It is up through the month of September and features the work of 20 artist members.
- An oldie but a goodie. My interview with Rosston Meyer of Poposition Press on Paper Talk.
- I enjoy getting a peek into the studios of other artists. I recently met with Claudia Lee on Zoom, because she’s our guest artist in The Paper Year next month. She told me about Fibre Arts Australia, where her studio is profiled. After you take a look at hers, you can click to view 93 other studios!
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