'Paper Scissors Stone: Taking paper beyond the page'
An imaginative and thought-provoking body of work based around the re-shaping of paper, narrative and meaning is being exhibited 26 Feb - 6 April 2015 at the Gallery at Parndon Mill in Harlow.
Books, newspaper and other objects or settings are used in a way that re-interprets both the materials and the world around us. Very different yet complementary styles of work make this an exciting and engaging exhibition by four artists:
With very different yet complementary styles of work, a constant theme for all four artists is the re-shaping of paper, narrative and meaning. Books, newspaper and other objects or settings are used in a way that re-interprets both the materials and the world around us. Janie Graham brings discarded books back to life in her intricate yet playful sculptures that just shout craftsmanship and attention to detail. Communication, meaning and sub-texts are deeply explored by Jo Howe in the fragmented and reworked books that take on entirely new forms in her capable hands. Caroline Lumb continues her love of all things paper, including hand-dyed papers, additionally melding these with paintings. Language, calligraphic imagery and colour fields, alongside newspaper tapestries form the basis for Hillary Taylor's drawings and mixed media work.