Various curators throughout the years have approached the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper biennial exhibition in different ways. For Art on Paper 2014, curator of exhibitions Xandra Eden invited fewer artists than in the past to provide audiences the opportunity to have a more in-depth understanding of each artist’s work. The exhibition includes thirty-four emerging and established artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.
Since 1965, the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of contemporary art through outstanding works on paper. Through the ongoing commitment of xpedx (formerly the Dillard Paper Company) and The Dillard Fund, the Weatherspoon has been able to acquire works from each Art on Paper exhibition for the Dillard Collection, which today numbers nearly 600 works. Acquisitions have included work by some of art’s seminal practitioners, such as Eva Hesse, Frank Stella, and Louise Bourgeois.
Art on Paper 2014 opens on Saturday, September 27 with a Preview Party hosted by the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association with Preview Party Committee Co-chairs Leslie Ketner and Monica Johnston, and committee members Sydney Black, Lane Brown, Kathy Craft, Eileen Fitzgerald, Liza Lee, Barbara Peck, Cheryl Stewart and Maggie Triplette.
Support for the exhibition and catalogue is generously provided by the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. Special thanks to UNCG MFA Graduate Assistant, Stacy Bloom Rexrode and Curatorial Intern Lee Summerell for their help with the exhibition.
Miguel A. Aragon (Brooklyn, NY), Joell Baxter (Brooklyn, NY), Nancy Blum (Hoboken, NJ), Sandra Cinto (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Susan Collis (London, UK), Lucy Fradkin (Staten Island, NY), Ewan Gibbs (Oxfordshire, UK), Laura Tanner Graham (Covington, LA), Margaret Griffith (Los Angeles, CA), Antonia Gurkovska (Chicago, IL & Sofia, Bulgaria), Travis Head (Blacksburg, VA), Harriet Hoover (Greensboro, NC), Candy Jernigan (1952-1991), Glenn Kaino (Los Angeles, CA), JC Lenochan (New York, NY), John Maggio (Greensboro, NC), Pratap Morey (Mumbai, India), Thomas Nozkowski (New York, NY), William J. O'Brien (Chicago, IL), Gelah Penn (Brooklyn, NY), Lamar Peterson (Minneapolis, MN), Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz (Charlottesville, VA), Kim Piotrowski (Riverside, IL), Lily Prince (New York, NY), Jon Rappleye (Jersey City, NJ), elin o'Hara slavick (Chapel Hill, NC), Leah Sobsey (Chapel Hill, NC), Damian Stamer (Brooklyn, NY and Hillsborough, NC), Christopher Thomas (Climax, NC), Kako Ueda (Brooklyn, NY), Robert Wiens (Picton, Canada), Ashley Yeo Yakka (Singapore), Myung Gyun You (Busan, Korea & Philadelphia, PA), Balint Zsako (New York, NY).
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- Sandra Cinto, Untitled (After Encounter of Water), 2012, ink on paper, 24 3/8 x 30 7/8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
- Kako Ueda, One-Horn, Two-Horn, 2012-13, hand-cut paper with acrylic, 20 3/4 x 39 in. Courtesy of the artist and George Adams Gallery, New York.
- Miguel A. Aragon, Flotando, 2013, burnt residue embossing, 22 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.
- Balint Zsako, Series 1, #4, 2014, watercolor and ink on paper, 12 x 9 in. Courtesy of the artist and Mulherin Projects, New York/Toronto.
- Ashley Yakka Yeo, the world is full without me (your forgot the moon II), 2013, graphite on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 1/5 in. Courtesy of the artist.
- Myung Gyun You, The Floating World, 2012, dyed newspapers and mixed media, 120 x 120 x 156 in. Courtesy of the artist.