Just as the paper craft the book illustrates is the result of a meticulous transformation of paper illustrations into paper sculpture; so the show will bring to life the work of the illustrates celebrated in Gildersleeve’s lovely tome.
The show, which opens at east London’s Proud Archivist gallery at the end of next month, will present more than 50 works by 25 paper craft illustrators.
Paper sculptures will be shown alongside original artworks and prints, helping show the process as well as the final works of what the gallery terms ‘this burgeoning and otherworldly field of illustration.’
Running alongside the exhibition will be a series of talks and workshops, letting visitors put scalpel to paper themselves.
Featured artists range from well-known paper crafters such as Rob Ryan to lesser-known practitioners including Bianca Chang, who is showing her Comparative Form in White series.
Paper Cut, The Exhibition runs from 28 August – 25 September at The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London N1 5ET