Art Review: Surprises abound in paper-works by high-profile artists

AJC reviews latest exhibit at Robert C. Williams Museum

October 7, 2016

Atlanta, GA

The most commonplace of materials, paper, turns out to be a surprisingly malleable, creative and expressive medium as seen in the artworks on view in “Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné” at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech.

The exhibition, housed in two small rooms inside this Tech-affiliated museum fronting 10th Street, features a roster of some very big names in the contemporary art world: among them William Kentridge, Richard Tuttle and Glenn Ligon. The works were all created at the nonprofit New York City papermaking studio Dieu Donné.

Founded in 1976, Dieu Donné creates residencies for both established and emerging artists in which they can learn to work with handmade paper and expand their material horizons. The artwork in “Pure Pulp” represents some of the artists who have delved into this medium over the past 15 years. Works are created not on paper, but by using handmade paper pulp that can be colored with pigment and manipulated like a sculptural material or paint, making it something far different from what we think of as “works on paper.”

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