“Crossover: Developments in Paper” offers 42 inventive performs by 11 artists — many of them from Larger Columbus — who use equally professional and handmade paper in surprising and impressive ways.
Julie McLaughlin of Coralville, Iowa, established a spectacular large kimono of handmade papers dyed in shades of blue and green.
Susan Byrd of Anacortes, Washington, continues the topic with her “Shifu Haori,” a coat worn over a kimono, that she built totally of paper, such as the thin brown thread used to assemble and enhance the piece. The coat seems and feels like linen and defies viewers to think that it was certainly built of paper.
In a few performs from her sequence “Mountains to Climb,” Susan Li O’Connor of Powell, Ohio, considers interactions concerning the United States and other nations around the world as nicely as the ongoing stress among Taiwan and China. Employing American and Chinese newspapers, she has fashioned 1000’s of very small rolls that are assembled to generate standing sculptures of a hard terrain of hills.
Cuba was on the head of Columbus artist Laura Alexander when she established “Cascade,” intricately slash geometric models which, she wrote in her artist statement, was impressed by the colors and patterns of the country.
Ann Corley Silverman of Columbus dug into the 1930s Federal Writers’ Project to obtain slave stories. In six shadowboxes, her “Slave Narratives and Old Lace” include handmade paper, lace and hundreds of scrolls with the names of all those telling the stories.
Gibby Waitzkin of Floyd, Virginia, developed performs with strong wood-like woven frames (continue to paper) bordering scenes that typically have a concept of immigration. In “The Difficult Journey,” a boat in the foreground carries snippets of immigration orders on walnut-dyed handmade paper whilst in the background stands an amber-coloured picture of the Statue of Liberty.
Cancer patients were on the intellect of Julie M. Abijanac of Columbus. Her suspended, all-white installation “Anamnesis” and the framed “Accretion in Black” each integrate densely-packed, flower-formed slice papers referring to the growth of most cancers cells.
Tom Balbo, also of Columbus, achieves a vibrant collage-like perform that seems like an abstract painting with “Rectangular Ghosts.”
Elena Osterwalder, also of Columbus, pays homage to the manuscripts of prehistoric natives with “Codice Azcapotzalco,” 4 substantial hanging strips in shades of red made of handmade bark paper.
The animal kingdom is also current in the show.
Aimee Lee of Lyndhust, Ohio, employed a Korean method of twisting and twining paper strips into basketry to generate her collection of ducks in practical fowl-like poses.
Hiroshi Hayakawa, who teaches at Columbus College or university of Artwork & Style and design, has crafted large, origami-like animal nightlights as nicely as smaller animal sculptures. His canine, cats, penguins, a hippo and a brilliant blue kingfisher bird are enchanting.
As Char Norman, fiber artist who curated the exhibit claimed, “This exhibition aims to show strange techniques of creating perform from paper.”
At a glance
“Crossover: Trends in Paper” proceeds via Oct. 3 at the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. 5th Ave. Several hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. An exhibit open house, together with artwork-building routines, will just take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Masks are inspired when visiting the museum. Parts of the exhibit can be noticed online. Simply call 614-486-4402 or visit www.ohiocraft.org.