(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Works on paper by a dozen regional artists will go on view in “Paper,” a group exhibition that opens at Carrie Haddad Gallery on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and remains on view through October 4. There will be a reception for the artists on Sunday, August 30, from 2 to 4pm. Artists represented in the exhibition include Ellen Nieves, David Dew Bruner, Mindy McDaniel, James Meyer, Louise Laplante, Matthew Hopkins, Edward Avedisian, William Bond Walker, Anne Francey, Mark Beard, and Gabriel de la Portilla.
According to a curator’s statement, “A fundamental attribute of working on paper is its ability to transmit light through color. With the advantages ranging from its absorbency, slight texture, brightness of surface, and archival qualities, paper is a preference of many artists wishing to indulge in spontaneity, be it drawing from memory or creating many variations on a theme to perfect a technique. Paper requires no preparation, unlike other surfaces such as canvas or panel, and is relatively inexpensive, so artists are free to experiment and explore. Furthermore, some artists employ paper to materialize, rather than suggest, physicality, weight and dimension via sculpting or collage. ‘Paper’ offers examples of various techniques and impulses from these artists that transcend the sketch pad and become a single work of art.”