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"Rags to Riches: 25 years of Paper Art from Dieu Donné Papermill."
2001-09-04 until 2001-10-28
Kresge Art Museum
East Lansing, MI, USA United States of America

Dieu Donné was the first hand papermaking studio established in New York 25 years ago. The exhibition celebrating its anniversary includes works by 38 of the 500 artists who have worked there, among them, Chuck Close, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Robert Gober, Christy Rupp, Sandy Skoglund, Richard Tuttle, and Paul Wong.

Many of the paperworks are three dimensional, some free standing or installations. Three artists have been commissioned to execute collaborative projects with the studio to explore new possibilities for the medium: Lynda Benglis, Alan Shields, and Michelle Stuart. Shields and Wong will come to the campus as visiting artists during the exhibition's run.

Founded in 1976, Dieu Donné Papermill is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of hand papermaking by making art in handmade paper, manufacturing sheets of archival handmade paper for artists, conservators, and publishers, and conducting educational programs for children and adults. Dieu Donné has focused on making paper with and for artists, and this exhibition celebrates the many and varied ways artists have added their creative touches to this paper.


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