Paper Narratives

Detail, "Catching Floats on Fair Isle Knits" by Denise Bookwalter, 2015
Exhibition Dates: 
September 11 - November 20, 2015

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking presents Paper Narratives, an invitational group exhibition of the work of five extraordinary artists that utilize paper as a primary ingredient to manifest their ideas. These five artists use paper as a medium, but the medium does not dictate who they are as artists. They use paper because it engages them and in their incredibly talented hands the paper begins to tell its story.

Each artist recounts ideas uniquely, yet their work is united through the use of sculptural paper to communicate narratives as well as their pursuit of knowledge, meaning, and beauty. Whether using handmade or machine-made paper, by twisting, printing, cutting, or folding the paper among other techniques, the artists manipulate their narratives into fruition. The processes of creation become part of the narrative as the mark of the artists’ hands can be seen in these marvelous works. The exhibition includes artist’s books, installation, relief sculpture, sculpture in the round, and prints. The Museum is thrilled to bring this remarkable exhibition of sculptural paper to the Atlanta area.

I invite you, the viewer, to discover the anecdotes, histories, observations, and yarns woven by five artists in three-dimensional paper.

Suzanne Sawyer
Guest Curator

Paper Narratives is an invitational group exhibition of the work of five extraordinary artists that utilize paper as a primary ingredient to manifest their ideas.