Deep Cuts will showcase 41 works by 36 artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the work will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether you go or not, the exhibition catalog, Deep Cuts , highlights the work of contemporary paper artists as inheritors of a long tradition of paper manipulation, whether through cutting, piercing, pasting, or abrasion.The works astound through their transformation of ephemera into objects of visual drama and emotional resonance.