Paper as Paintbrush Fabiola Jean-Louis, Beatrice Coron, Mark Fox, and Marie Sturken
January 5 - March 3
The Arts Council of Princeton presents Paper as Paintbrush, an exhibition by artists actively engaged in creating art using handmade paper, paper pulp, or cut and manipulated paper. This diverse collection of artists use paper in a variety of ways, from building elaborate dresses, to cutting out intricate shapes, to creating handmade paper and cardboard. Paper as Paintbrush curated by ACP Artistic Director, Maria Evans.
Fabiola Jean-Louis is a Haitian born fine artist and photographer currently based out of Brooklyn. As a little girl growing up in New York, Fabiola was surrounded by art and fascinating characters. Her imagery seamlessly blends magic with the mundane and reality with the speculative to bring unseen worlds out of hiding. With a style that is haunting, moody, dreamy, magical, and mysterious, along with her talent for visual story-telling, Jean-Louis stands out as an artist to be watched. Although she has only been working at her craft for two years, she is already making waves as a visionary who can manifest diverse patterns of space-time, sci-fi, costume design and surrealism within the worlds of her art.
Beatrice Coron‘s oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She also creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media.
Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airport and sports facilities among others.
Mark Fox lives and works in New York City. He is renowned for pushing the limits of paper and his work often incorporates the interplay between chance and intention. He has had numerous solo exhibits including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, to name a few, and his works can be found at MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Like many contemporary artists, Marie Sturken finds the low-tech aspect of making paper by hand, of natural fibers, a very attractive medium. Because of its organic nature, it has become Marie’s primary focus for conveying her ideas. Marie’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, recently at the Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville NJ, the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ, and the Morris Museum, Morristown NJ.
View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community. View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
The Mask of Femininity: Feminist Portraits
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