On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collection - ISM Springfield
On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collection
On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collection offers visitors a variety of prints, photographs, drawings and multi-media constructions which all utilize the same material: paper. They vary by subject, purpose, artist and process, and span approximately 200 years. And every one of the over 100 objects is either ON paper or OF paper, expanding the scope of this portion of the museum’s collections from works “on” paper to works “on and of” paper.
Paper, with its various weights, surfaces, and grades, has for centuries served as a versatile and readily available material for the artist. Paper is a core element, whether it be folded, molded, painted, torn, glued, or otherwise altered in the creation of a finished piece. Paper serves as a support, its texture, weave, and color contribute significantly to the final image. Paper plays a critical role in the creative process, too, offering a surface on which to sketch and test. It is not surprising, thus, that artists would turn to paper again and again. The exhibition runs from October 23, 2011 through April 29, 2012.
For more information about On & Of Paper and Partners on Paper click to Press Release.
Partners on Paper received the 2011 Outstanding Collaborative Event award at the Downtown Springfield, Inc awards program on January 25, 2012. Click to Press Release for more information.
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