Pulped Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Paper
Reni Gower Pulped Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Paper Handmade Paper, Papercuts, Installations
Pulped Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Paper
Ongoing - 2016
Handmade Paper, Papercuts, Installations

Co-curated with Melissa Potter

With traditional hand papermaking at its core, PULPED UNDER PRESSURE underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgement of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today. Each artists starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their results incorporate printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with recycled disposable materials (junk mail, egg cartons, old cotton t-shirts, ripped denim jeans) as well as old bedsheets, beetroot, heirloom plants, and illuminated el wires.

ITINERARY:
2016 - TCC Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA
2017 - Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
Available June – December 2017
2018 - Kohler Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Available April 15 – July 15, 2018
2018 - Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID
2019 - A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
Available March 15 – December 31, 2019
2020 - The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, & Art, Scranton, PA

The project is available for future bookings.
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Catalog Link: http://www.blurb.com/b/7728978-pulped-under-pressure

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