Sculpture Center — The Paper Sculpture Show Artists Talk

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Date/Time: 28/10/2003 12:00 am

The Paper Sculpture Show Artists Talk
Tuesday, October 28
at SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
Long Island City
718 361 1750
Please join us on Tuesday, October 28 for The Paper Sculpture Show Artists Talk. Artists Seong Chun, Ester Partegàs and Aric Obrosey will discuss their paper sculpture projects and demonstrate their construction.
Seong Chun (Craft-Proof) has shown at Caren Golden Fine Art, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Weatherspoon Arts Museum (Greensboro), and the 2002 Kwangju Biennial. The work of Ester Partegàs (Things You Don’t Like) has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris, Hallwalls (Buffalo) and De Chiara/Stewart Gallery. Aric Obrosey (Paper Work Glove, Recto Verso) has recently exhibited at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan) and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem).
The Paper Sculpture Show is curated by SculptureCenter Director Mary Ceruti, artist Matt Freedman and Cabinet magazine Editor-in-Chief Sina Najafi. Twenty-nine artists have been asked to design a paper sculpture to be cut out and assembled using very basic materials. In the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to “complete the artworks” by cutting out and assembling the sculptures of their choice. The exhibition consists only of sculptures assembled by the audience-collaborators—multiple copies of each artist’s idea, each unique in its fabrication by an individual visitor. The show will be on view at SculptureCenter until December 7, 2003.
Artists included in the exhibition and book include Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, David Brody, Luca Buvoli, Francis Cape, Minerva Cuevas, Seong Chun, E.V. Day, Nicole Eisenman, Spencer Finch, Charles Goldman, Rachel Harrison, Stephen Hendee, Patrick Killoran, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Helen Mirra, Aric Obrosey, Ester Partegàs, Liza Phillips, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Akiko Sakaizumi, David Shrigley, Eve Sussman, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, Pablo Vargas-Lugo, Chris Ware, Olav Westphalen, and Allan Wexler.
The Paper Sculpture Book is published on the occasion of the exhibition and contains exact replicas of all twenty-nine paper projects in the exhibition. In addition, the book features an introductory essay by the curators and an essay on the history of paper written by Frances Richard.
Take E or V to 23rd / Ely or G to Courthouse Square or the 7 to 45th Road. From all trains walk north on Jackson Avenue one block past 44th Drive and turn right onto Purves Street.
SculptureCenter is five-minutes from Midtown by subway.