I'm back in the US of A! Okay, I'm not. But my artwork will be, for the first time in what feels like ages. What's especially gratifying about CUT IT UP! at Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY is that the gallery is so close to where I grew up, and where my artwork got its start. I wish that I could fly back for the show, but the universe has conspired to keep me in Tokyo for the time being. However, Not even the universe can keep 12 of my most vivid cut-paper pieces from joining the works of a slew of immensely talented slicers and gluers.
In CUT IT UP!, 11 divergent artists come together to reveal how paper cutting is igniting the imaginations of today’s contemporary artists and provide insight into the enormous creative potential of one of our most common materials: paper. These artists explore a spectrum of techniques from the most basic cutting, folding, tearing, and collage, which expose the infinite possibilities of the medium that makes for the creation of innovative art.
The Ann Street Gallery’s new exhibition, CUT IT UP! Contemporary Papercutters Exhibition, opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, November 13, from 6-9 pm.
The artists featured include: