Z Space presents new work by visual artists Drew Cameron and Julia Goodman. Experimentation with papermaking techniques and materials is central to both artists’ work. Here they will present pieces created from handmade paper that consider the experiences of soldiers, veterans, and their families.
Julia Goodman (www.jagoodman.com) earned her BA in International Relations and Peace & Justice Studies at Tufts University in 2001. She began making paper in her backyard in 2003 and earned her MFA at the California College of the Arts in 2009. She completed two artist residencies at the J.B. Blunk Residency in Inverness, CA, and Hollywood Alternative Education and Work Center in Los Angeles, CA, and a studio internship at Dieu Donne Paper Mill in New York City. Her work has exhibited locally at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 18 Reasons, Rena Bransten Gallery, Lincart, Triple Base, and Performance Art Institute. She has been a visiting artist at Machine Project, the Exploratorium, the Richmond Arts Center, San Francisco State University, CSU Chico, and CCA. In 2012, Julia looks forward to collaborating with the Present Group and artist residencies at Recology in San Francisco, and in Kona, HI. She is based in San Francisco, CA.
Drew Cameron (www.combatpaper.org) is currently living and working in San Francisco, CA after seven years living in Burlington, VT. Drew moved to Vermont in August of 2004 on military orders to serve in the VT Army National Guard after fours years of active duty service stationed in Fort Sill, OK and a tour of duty in the Iraq War. In September 2004 he began apprenticing in paper and book arts at the Green Door Studio Artist Collective and became the Managing Director in 2006. During this time Drew sought and completed a BS in Forestry from the University of Vermont, graduating with honors. Drew co-founded the Combat Paper Project in May 2007, and began to facilitate fellow veterans in traditional hand papermaking process, technique and application.