Date(s) - 03/19/2017 - 05/07/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pulped Under Pressure
March 19 – May 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
The reception is free and open to the public.
With traditional hand papermaking at its core, Pulped Under Pressure underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge recognition of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today.
Co-curated by Reni Gower and Melissa Potter, Pulped Under Pressure features seven artists from California, Illinois and Virginia. Each of the artists, Jillian Bruschera, Julia Goodman, Reni Gower, Trisha Oralie Martink, Melissa Potter, Marilyn Propp, Maggie Puckett, starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their multifaceted results incorporate a rich range of printmaking, letterpress, papercutting,and installation with a diversity of recycled disposable materials. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. By challenging assumptions, the artists of Pulped Under Pressure create artworks that are both beautiful and brave.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Admission $8