A group show of Philadelphia Paper Artists, demonstrating the versatility of paper as artistic medium.
Paper Fortress: Paper as Fiber is a group show featuring 10 Philadelphia artists and demonstrating the versatility of paper, a fiber form often taken for granted. Working with handmade paper, recycled paper and paper pulp as their primary media, the artists present paper not only as a traditional support for two-dimensional artwork, but also as a malleable material, soft yet structural, capable of creating intimate artist books and discrete sculpture as well as large-scale installations. Each of the artists finds a distinct voice through the varied and unique qualities of handmade paper fibers and pulps.
Part of Fiber Philadlephia 2012, Paper Fortress presents two-dimensional prints and drawings, sculptural objects, and artist books by: Carol Cole, Jenna Efrein, Alexis Granwell, Karen Hardy, Daniel Hoffman, Lisa Murch, Ellen Owens, Erin Tohill Robin, Mary Tasillo and Bonnie Kaye Whitfield and is presented at Pterodactyl Gallery, March 15th - April 22, 2012. Curated by Nicole Donnelly.
We are looking for support to help with the costs of shipping and installing artwork, coordinated hand papermaking events at the gallery, creation and distribution of press materials, and to have an image from each artist be included in Fiber Philadelphia's digital archive. Your financial support not only lifts up the efforts of these artists, but it helps to promote the presence of HAND PAPERMAKING, a traditional craft and a cutting edge artform.
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Mar 13, 2012 - Apr 7, 2012 (25 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Every donation helps! You will receive copies of our glossy exhibition postcards with reproductions of two beautiful artworks.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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8 backers Limited (12 of 20 left)
You will receive up to 3 sheets of artist made paper, ranging in size from ~8 x 10 to 11 x 14. Papers are made from kozo, flax, cotton, abaca, some with decorative inclusions.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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You will receive a special limited edition print from one of the artists, ~ 6 x 9"Estimated delivery: May 2012
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1 backer Limited (6 of 7 left)
Wow! Your support for the art of hand papermaking is so appreciated, you will receive 5 sheets of handmade paper AND a limited edition print. Thank you.Estimated delivery: May 2012