The show, ingeniously entitled Works on Paper, aims to put the humble substance in the spotlight, examining its importance in contemporary art.
The huge variation in works in the exhibition aims to show paper’s versatility as both a midway stage in creating a final piece; and as an end statement.
The result is a show presenting drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures; and artists have taken the material and looked at it in unexpected lights – folding, texturing and incising it.
Divided into three sections – the aforementioned study, medium and surface – the show features work from Katie Louise Surridge, who exhibits rust on paper; Annie Cattrell’s cuts on paper; Neil Ayling’s sculptures and William Bradleys ink and watercolour works; as well as prints from Chilean artists Cristobel Lehyt.
‘Pieces celebrating the beauty of paper as a material, will be presented alongside others in which it is mutilated or partially destroyed’, says the gallery. ‘The viewer will quickly realise that the former means nothing without the latter.’ Who knew paper could be so emotive.
Works on Paper runs from 9 February – 23 March at EB&Flow, 77 Leonard Street, London EC2A
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