March 14th, 2014

While in Toronto I’ve been venturing out to galleries every day this week, despite whatever terrible thing the weather throws our way. On Tuesday I wandered the hallways of 401 Richmond while a storm raged away outside, and yesterday I visited The Power Plant and Harbourfront Center. All are favourite places from my previous life in Toronto, so it was pleasing to see how they’ve evolved over the last ten years.

The highlight of yesterday was coming across multiple paper sculptures in Studious, a show in the Harbourfront Gallery featuring a variety of craft-based work.

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Black Cloud is a massive installation of black paper and rubber or wire tubing (I’m not sure which) created by Amanda McCavour. It is magnificent, huge, and extremely inspiring to my paper-loving self. The photos don’t really do it justice, but I had to share it.

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Across the gallery are three paper works by Lizz Aston. They are hand cut work, and made from dyed kozo paper. It’s hard to tell from the photos but these pieces are large and float a couple inches away from the wall. Again I found this work the exact thing that stimulates ideas in my own brain. It’s the kind of scale I hope to finally achieve in my own work this year.

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Read more about the Studious show here.

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2 Responses to “Studious Paper Sculpture”

lizz Says:

Hey Rachael!

Thanks for the mention on your blog! that is super cool! Just thought I would give you a heads up, the work is all hand-cut!!! (im crazy I know!) If you have a mailing list, feel free to add me, I would love to check out your work sometime!

cheers,
Lizz

Rachael Says:

Hi Lizz,

I’m so glad I had the chance to see your work while I was in Toronto. It’s really beautifully done. I don’t think it’s at all crazy that you hand cut your work, because this is how I create mine.