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"Pulp Function: An Extraordinary Exhibition of Artwork Made from Paper"
2008-04-17 until 2008-05-26
Worcester Center for Crafts
USA United States of America
When you hear the word paper, are you thinking of the daily news? Recycling? The quicker picker upper? Think again. The Pulp Function exhibit at the Worcester Center for Crafts Gallery takes what you thought you knew about paper and turns that notion on its head. From April 17-May 26, 2008, move beyond the traditional function of pulp as emerging and established artists from across America revisit paper as a medium for art, including vessels, jewelry, clothing, furniture, books and sculpture.
With over eighty objects on display, curator Lloyd Herman explains, "This survey exhibition explores creativity in paper today across America, expressing beauty as its principal function." Themes such as commodity, domesticity and decoration are explored in objects that blur the line between art, craft and design. Works like Sylvia Seventy's cast paper vessels, Mia Hall's tissue and paper towel wedding dress and Long-Bin Chen's Buddah head made from Chinese phone books are exciting objects and important markers in the evolution of paper as art.
Pulp Function was organized by the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, and was curated by Lloyd E. Herman. This exhibition celebrates the life of Caroline R. Graboys. It has been partially underwritten through the generosity of donors to the Graboys Fund and by Fuller Craft Museum members.
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