This past weekend was the Art on Paper fair in New York and it was an exciting collection of contemporary galleries showing their artists' unique takes on works on paper. We showed Joanne Freeman, Sarah Irvin, and Marilla Palmer at our booth and were honored to be named one of the 5 Must-See Booths by Art Zealous. When we weren't discussing Freeman's graphic "Covers" series, Irvin's hypnotic "Ink Series," and Palmer's collaged botanical studies, we were roaming the fair ourselves. Here are just some of the artists we loved:
"Flow_04." Photo Courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary
The German artist, 1010, has scaled down his op-art murals into undulating collages of acryilic on hand-cut paper. The gradiating color and illusion of depth lead to a quiet, graphic statement.
"Flow_07." Photo Courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary
Like 1010's work? Check out our artist, Marcelyn McNeil. Her works on paper also experiment with the use of cut paper.
"Crowned," Marcelyn McNeil
"The Engagement." Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Hossack
Rose Black's charming monotypes seek to challenge the separation of illustration and fine art. Her bustling scenes of museums and galleries are a playful, meta study on what is considered to be exhibition-worthy.
"Three Fingers/The Stolen Daffodil III." Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Hossack
The boldy colorful works of our artist Kim Uchiyama remind us of Blake's palette, and we can see them inspiring one of the pieces hanging in Blake's museums that she hand-paints.
"Balance," Kim Uchiyama
"I Was Thinking of Something Else." Photo Courtesy of the Artist
Cybèle Young's delicate Japanese paper sculptures lend a touch of whimsy to scenes and objects from everyday life. Framed as a painting, they read as miniature theaters, as if they are a still from an animated film about our world, slightly off-kilter.
"That's What I Meant." Photo courtesy of the artist
Our artist, Laura Fayer, incorporates a similar Japanese paper into her paintings.
"Coral Grove," Laura Fayer
"I Love the Way You Smell." Photo Courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery
Libby Black was another artist experimenting with paper as a medium for sculpture. Her tongue-in-cheek representations of luxury goods, common household items, and commercial books are a modern, Pop take on the still life.
"A Place to Hang Your Hat." Photo Courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery.
Subverted still life is also explored by our artist, Sydney Licht, who is similarly inspired by the packaging of material goods.
"Piles #4," Sydney Licht
"Wayfarers." Photo Courtesy of Owen James Gallery.
Elin Rødseth's "Wayfarers" showcased a contemporary perspective on printmaking. Combining woodcuts with hand-pressed monotype additions, the suite of prints is a dreamlike scene that's in parts meloncholy, ominous, and serene.
While Ky Anderson's works are paintings, not prints, many of her pieces have similar aesthetic qualities to prints.
"Two Over Four," Ky Anderson
"Upward," Ky Anderson