Pulp , paper works at the Community Gallery
When it comes to art, paper is usually a surface on which to draw, paint, print, and place other two-dimensional works, such as collage. But paper is also a sculptural medium. Used for book arts, origami, mixed-media compositions, or simply as a three-dimensional form, this medium is the focus of Pulp , a new exhibit at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery, in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.).
“When visitors see the myriad possibilities featured in this show, we hope they will gain a newfound understanding of the fragility and beauty of paper,” Rod Lamber, the gallery’s manager, said. The show includes collage work by Gallery Zipp owner Charles Greeley, who creates exuberantly colored landscapes from patterned Japanese paper; Joy Campbell, who takes old books and reconfigures them into inventive new forms; and Rick Phelps, who works in papier-mâché and mixed media, crafting whimsically figurative constructions. Art by Deeda Hull, Will Karp, Julie Wagner, and others are also on view.
The 5 p.m. opening reception for Pulp is on Friday, March 13; the show continues through May 15. A schedule of related events, including lectures on the methods used by artists who work with paper as a medium, is available at the gallery. For information call 505-955-6705.
— Michael Abatemarco
Left, Cynthia Laureen Vogt: Carte Blanche , 2015, mixed media Below, Victoria Rabinowe: Contiguous Contagion , 2015, Rives BFK paper and sumi ink