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Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, Offers 40th Paper Exhibition
The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, is pleased to announce the selection of artists for the Art on Paper 2008 biennial exhibition, which opens on Oct. 19, and remains on view through Jan. 25, 2009.
Xandra Eden, the Weatherspoon's Curator of Exhibitions, has invited seventy-five artists of regional and international significance to present unique works made on, or of, paper for this exhibition. The list of participating artists appears at the end of this release.
Since 1965, the Weatherspoon's Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of art through the rubric of one-of-a-kind works on paper (excluding editioned prints and photographs). Today, artists working on paper enjoy increased attention by contemporary curators and collectors, and are included in major art biennials and museum exhibitions worldwide. Now in its fortieth year, the steadfast commitment of xpdex (formerly the Dillard Paper Company) has allowed the Weatherspoon to acquire works from each and every Art on Paper exhibition, resulting in the formation and tremendous growth of the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which today numbers close to 550 objects. Acquisitions have included work by some of art's seminal practitioners, including Louise Bourgeois, Brice Marden, Joan Mitchell, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella and Eva Hesse.
Support for the exhibition and catalogue is generously provided by the F.M. Kirby Foundation, with additional support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy, New York.
"Paper is ever present in our daily lives," said curator Xandra Eden, "taking the form of money and magazines, calendars and coffee cups, lanterns and love letters. In the hands of artists, its repertoire is dramatically expanded. Whether a few lines of graphite in a sketchpad or a towering sculptural collage, a pigment-soaked, handmade paper monotype or an intricate, hand-cut paper construction, the works in Art on Paper 2008 reveal the outstanding diversity and ongoing experimentation in contemporary art on paper within the past two years."
The Art on Paper 2008 catalogue, beautifully designed by Donna Gibbs, includes full-color images, an exhibition checklist, director's foreword and curator's statement.
Participating artists with works in the exhibit include: Ryoko Aoki, Selena Beaudry, Louise Belcourt, Libby Black, Dike Blair, Mickael Elliot Broth, Tom Burckhardt, Ernesto Caivano, Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Beth Campbell, Paul Ching-Bor, Gianna Commito, Alicia Creus, Oscar Camilo De Las Flores, Tony De Los Reyes, Shoshana Dentz, Tomory Dodge, Erin Dunn, Bryan Ellis, Seth Ellis, Julie Evans, Amir H. Fallah, J. Fiber, Scott Fife, Fort Grunt, Adam Fowler, Hope Gangloff, Jim Gaylord, Dylan Graham, Joan Grubin, Theresa Hackett, Harmony Hammond, Harrison Haynes, Walter Hnatysh, Elliott Hundley, Rob Igoe, Jay Isaac, Fritz Janschka, Mark Kingsley, Michael Klauke, Kristiina Lahde, Ashley Lathe, Elizabeth Leal, Crystal Liu, Amy Lixl-Purcell, Nava Lubelski, Marci MacGuffie, John Maggio, Suzanne Malitz, Nancy McCallum, Heather McGill, Matthew Micca, Zachary Miller, Jiha Moon, Amy Myers, Jenene Nagy, Matthew Northridge, John J. O'Connor, Sky Pape, Norm Paris, Ebony G. Patterson, Brad Phillips, Mika Rottenberg, Leah Sobsey, Lynn Sokoloski, Mariam Stephan, Ilene Sunshine, Dannielle Tegeder, Christopher Thomas, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, Lee Walton, Adele Wayman, Randy Wray, and Will Yackulic.
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