Opening October 7, 2009, the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) has an innovative new exhibition that is dedicated to the use of cut paper as a contemporary art form. Slash: Paper Under The Knife will include the work of 50 international artists, including Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Tom Friedman and Kara Walker. In addition, there will be several site specific works that will be built and installed during the show. Paper, a medium traditionally used as a surface, will become the focus of the artwork itself. The pieces feature a variety of treatments of paper....including burning, tearing, laser cutting, and shredding. In addition to a number of artists who use paper as a sculptural devise, there will be works from artists who modify books, creating sculptural elements. In addition there will be a section using cut paper in film and video.
I look forward to this exhibition focusing on materials and process. It incorporates my two favorite mediums.....paper and books.....DIVINE!!!!