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Evanston Art Center

Exhibition Detail
CUT
Center for the Visual Arts
2603 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201


June 5th, 2011 - August 7th, 2011
Opening: 
June 5th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
3 Lions, Christopher RobertsChristopher Roberts, 3 Lions
© Courtesy of the artist and Evanston Art Center
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“CUT” is a process driven exhibition.  Although the making of paper goes back to at least the 3rd century, the oldest surviving paper cut-out originated in 6th century China and has a long, world-wide tradition in art that dates at least to the Middle Ages in Europe.

 

Contemporary artists use many techniques. Traditional collage, 2- and 3-dimensional cut paper forms, digital technology of “cutting”, “pasting” and "replicating", and dvd “action cartoon” of cut paper characters demonstrate only some of the variety of creativity featured in “CUT".  Every artist in the exhibition uses the technique of cutting as a starting point to achieve a unique expression.  The ingenuity of each of the featured artists will be a delight and, perhaps, an inspiration to the viewer, whether artist or lay audience.  “CUT” artists will offer a variety of workshops during the course of the exhibition featuring such activities as the making of a “pop-up” book and others.


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