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Jaq Belcher, Beatrice Coron, Michelle Forsyth, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon, Daniella Woolf
March 02 - April 10, 2015

Born in Australia, France, Czech Republic, Canada and the United States, the artists bring a broad range of international perspectives to the contemporary art of paper cutting. Using all manner of tools and paper, the artists create works that range from narrative commentaries to complex structural abstractions. Their works are bold contemporary statements that celebrate the subtle nuance of the artist's hand through a process that traces its origins to 6th century China. Light, shadow, and color play key roles, transforming this ancient technique into dynamic installations filled with delicate illusions.

Narrative mataphor and transformative time infuse all the works. Whether manifested as silhouettes, romanticized fictions, enigmatic reenactments, cryptic scripts or poetic abstractions, the artists address historical, cultural, and personal identity. By encrypting their content with obsessive labor intensive processes (cutting, rolling, punching, folding, pinning) the artists submerge themselves and their viewers in a meditative and liberating experience. 


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