With traditional hand papermaking at its core, Pulped Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Paper underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft. Enticed through touch, these works encourage a contemplative slowing down even as they urge acknowledgement of some of the most pressing issues (environmental crisis to global marginalization) facing civilization today. Each artist featured in Pulped Under Pressure starts simply with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. Their results incorporate printmaking, letterpress, papercutting, and installation with recycled disposable materials (junk mail, egg cartons, old cotton t-shirts, ripped denim jeans) as well as old bed sheets, beetroot, heirloom plants, and illuminated el wires. In very unique ways, these artists consider paper beyond its most common function as a passive surface of record or craft. Instead, the material is transformed and imbedded with content that turns communication into a public practice. By challenging assumptions, the artists of Pulped Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Papercreate artworks that are both beautiful and brave. Organized by Wylie Contemporary, Inc, Virginia.
Artists Jillian Bruschera, Julia Goodman, Reni Gower, Trisha Oralie Martin, Melissa Potter, Marilyn Propp, Maggie Puckett. Preview the artist biographies and statements.
Artworks / Size Approximately 250 running feet. Over 30 artworks, including 2D wall mounted works, 3D installations, handmade books & video. Exhibition may be sized to suit your gallery specifications. A full checklist of all objects is available upon request. Preview the curatorial statement and historical overview.
Images A sampling of exhibition images may be found below. Click on images for full size viewing.
Shipping One-way, outgoing shipping required. All artworks are packed in museum-quality boxes. Art handler and climate controlled freight preferred but not mandatory. FedEx Ground acceptable upon approval. Box list available upon request. Quotes may be obtained from TCI International or FedEx Ground.
Provided -Artist biographies and statements (e-versions) -Curatorial statement (e-version) -Exhibition catalog (1) -10 Audio tour files available via QR code links. Label/tag provided. -Press packet with high resolution images -Installation instructions & special hardware -Condition report notebook
Additional items - available upon request -Gallery talk / Panel presentation / Workshops by artist(s) -Additional exhibition catalogs may be ordered on Blurb.com
Venue to provide/produce -Exhibition furniture: shelves, cases and pedestals (with vitrines are preferred) where needed -Wall labels/statements -Art handlers to hang exhibition -Security at all times (guard/gallery attendants during day; alarmed doors & windows at night) -Insurance: onsite & while in transit -Marketing materials and social media content
Fee $1,500 flat rate; due at time of booking. Venue may rent for multiple months depending on exhibition’s availability.
Availability Mid-January 2022
Venues TCC Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA | Jan 16 – Mar 3, 2016 Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ | Mar 19 - May 7, 2017 University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA | Sep 7 - Oct 15, 2017 Kohler Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI | Jan 14 - Mar 17, 2018 Visual Arts Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID | Aug 15 - Nov 1, 2018 A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC | Jan 10 - Feb 20, 2019 Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA | Aug 1 - Dec 15, 2019 Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern MI College, Traverse City, MI | Jan 19-May 24, 2020 J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX | June 11 - Aug 9, 2020 Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA | Sept 5 - Jan 3, 2021 Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA | Jan 29 - Jul 4, 2021 University of Southern Maine Art Galleries, Gorham, ME | Sept. 6 - Dec. 10, 2021