Saturday, May 7, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Paperwork in 3D at Shelburne Museum

Paperwork in 3D features the work of 23 contemporary artists who transform flat sheets of paper into amazing three-dimensional art.

On exhibit at several galleries throughout the grounds, Paperwork in 3D explores a variety of themes and techniques including: the Japanese art of origami, cut paper, pop-up books and graphic novels, the mathematics of paper engineering, sculpture, and fashion (cross-referencing the exhibit In Fashion in Webb Gallery). Site specific installations include lighted sculpture in the Round Barn silo by Vermont artists Riki Moss and Robert Ostermeyer (see video of the installation below) , and rain forest animal and plant sculpture in Kalkin House, created by Emma Hardy from Colorado.

From mid-June to mid-August daily scheduled activities in Kalkin House help visitors explore many of the artistic techniques used by the artists in the exhibition.

Featured artists include: Origamists: Robert Lang, Joel Cooper, Brian Chan and Chris Palmer; sculptors Lauren Clay, Riki Moss, Robert Ostermeyer, Jacqueline Lee Rush, Emma Hardy
Cut paper artists: Doug Beube, Bovey Lee, Michael Velliquette, Beatrice Coron, Hunter Stabler, Karen O’Leary, Jared Andrew Schorr, Matthew Schlian, Nami Yamamoto, Nava Lubelsk, Robert Thé
Book artists: Tom Allen, Brian Dettmer, Sam Ita, Matthew Reinhart

On exhibit in Round Barn, Kalkin House and the Lighthouse galleries.

Image: Nami Yamamoto, Radiant Flux (detail), 2009, handmade paper: abaca with phosphorescent powder, 98"(w) x 51"(d) x 12"(h).

Video: Riki Moss and Robert Ostermeyer installing their piece, Tunnel Vision, in the silo of the Round Barn