BROOKLYN, NY.- Art on Paper
returns to New York Citys Pier 36 this March 3 - 6, bringing the best in paper-based art, presented by 65 top galleries from around the world, to downtown Manhattan. The inaugural Art on Paper welcomed 20,000 visitors to the Lower East Side over the fair's four buzzing days. The fair was set apart by the quality of its exhibitions. The medium-driven focus lent itself to significant projects - unique moments that elevated Art on Paper, quickly shaping the fair into an important and influential New York City destination for modern and contemporary art.
Art on Papers 2016 Exhibitors present an incredible selection of works on, about, by, and from paper. Purposeful exhibitions and highly curated projects speak to the fairs focus, highlighting the special rage and diversity inherent to the medium. 101/EXHIBIT, in collaboration with the Larry Rivers Foundation, presents 33 works on paper exemplifying Rivers collaborative interests across poetry and art that helped define the practice of the New York School. Forum Gallery presents paper constructions by Cybèle Young, Walter Maciel Gallery features work by Brendan Lott, John Jurayj, and Lisa Solomon, and LOOC Art shows an immersive exhibition of work on paper by Tomas Vu. Joshua Liner Gallery features a solo exhibition of Libby Blacks sculptures rendered in paper, hot glue, and acrylic paint. These handmade recreations of everyday objects fulfill a certain fantasy and create a sense of artist ownership over the special objects that define a space, a memory, or an aspiration. Londons Manifold Editions presents Turner Prize Winner Grayson Perrys black and white series Six Snapshots of Julie, a series rarely available for public viewing. Gallery Joes presentation features work by Christine Hiebert, and Castor Gallery shows an immersive environment of new work by Javier Calleja. Garvey|Simon exhibits Stick Series, a series of colored pencil on paper by David Morrison. Nancy Hoffman Gallery shows work by Sarah Bridgland, Rupert Deese, Nathalia Edenmont, and Bill Richards. Tokyos Gallery Jin features water-based woodcuts by Shoji Miyamoto and Hiroko Masuko ink on Torinoko-paper. Robert Mann Gallery shows archival pigment prints by Julie Blackmon and Cig Harvey, and G.W. Einstein Company exhibits the 1950s Louise Nevelson etching, Archaic Figures Walking In The Sky (King and Queen). Visitors to Art on Paper are met with a powerful installation of Klein Sun Gallery artist Li Hongbo's paper sculptures. Recently exhibited at the SCAD Museum of Art as part of Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day, the work is composed of tools of war made from brightly colored honeycombed paper reshaped into delicate abstract forms.