Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today
Curated by Susan Gosin and mina takahashi
April 5 – June 14, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, April 5, 6–8pm
IPCNY is pleased to present Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today. This focused exhibition is the first to trace the American hand-papermaking revolution as an outgrowth of the printmaking renaissance. It brings together the best, along with some of the rarest and lesser known examples, of two-dimensional works, artist books, and cast-paper multiples to spotlight the closely intertwined American stories of printmaking and papermaking in the contemporary period. Spanning more than fifty years, the exhibition will examine the transformation of paper from its traditional role as a substrate for prints to an active partner—and stand-alone medium—in the creation of editions and unique works by such artists as Lynda Benglis, Chakaia Booker, Leonardo Drew, David Hockney, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Richard Tuttle, to name just a few.
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About the Curators
Susan Gosin is the president and co-founder of Dieu Donné. She received her MFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison and has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation and received the Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council. Her writing on the topic of contemporary hand-papermaking has been published in journals including Art on Paper and Hand Papermaking.
Mina Takahashi is Editor of Hand Papermaking magazine, a non-profit biannual publication chronicling the finest work in the field while advancing the scholarship and production of handmade paper and paper art. She is a member of the board of directors of Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, where she served as executive director from 1990 to 2004. Trained originally in Japanese papermaking, she teaches, leactures, and consults on the artistic and craft applications of hand papermaking across the country and internationally. She lives in upstate New York where she recently organized “Signs of the Times,” an exhibition of handmade protest signs and banners, at BUSHEL Collective in Delhi, New York.
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