Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné at Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, February 6 – April 10, 2016

“It is the most familiar form of art object, the `work on paper.’ But what about art created not on traditional paper, but out of it? Linen, cotton, abaca, pigments, water, and methyl cellulose: since 1976 a small, non-profit paper studio in New York City has empowered some of the most influential artists of the day to experiment with these and other papermaking materials.

Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné, an exhibition designed to convey the range and vitality of artmaking over the course of 40 years at Dieu Donné, one of the world’s leading collaborative papermaking studios. Twenty emerging and established artists are represented, among them Jim Hodges, Arlene Schechet, William Kentridge, Richard Tuttle, and Glenn Ligon. Most are not known for their work on paper, but, rather, discovered a parallel practice in papermaking at Dieu Donné.” — Wellin Museum of Art

Arlene Shechet Parallel Play Swivel

Arlene Shechet, Parallel Play: Swivel, 2012. Pigment and stenciled linen pulp on abaca base, sheet 39 1/8 x 31 x 1 in. (99.4 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Dieu Donné, New York

Melvin Edwards 1

Melvin Edwards, Dakar Days, 2006. Cotton blowout on pigmented abaca base sheet, 21 7/8 x 16 7/8 in. (55.6 x 42.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Dieu Donné, New York

Natalie Frank Woman 1

Natalie Frank, Portrait (Woman I), 2015. Pigmented linen pulp on cotton base sheet, 35 3/8 x 28 in. (89.9 x 71.1 cm). Courtesy of Sylvia Shepard and Dieu Donné, New York

Richard Tuttle The Triumph of the Night

Richard Tuttle, The Triumph of Night, 2009. Hand-cast cotton pulp, wire, and box frame, 14 x 32 1/8 x 6¼ in. (35.6 x 81.4 x 15.9 cm). Edition: 10, plus 9 proofs. Impression: 2/10.  Courtesy of the artist and Dieu Donné, New York

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Do Ho Suh, Blueprint, 2013. Thread, cotton, and methylcellulose, 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, New York

Images courtesy Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College