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Paper Perspectives 08 Modern and contemporary Australian and International investment works on paper 26th April- 18th May
Qdos presents an exhibition of works by artists who have been major international influences. Ranging from pop art luminaries to contemporary art stars, this exhibition encompasses a broad range of renowned artists who have chosen to work with paper. Paper making and subsequent use, as not only a media on which to retain the written word, but also in packaging, manufacture, hygiene and art; is considered to be one of the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China. The first papermaking process was developed in China during the early 2nd century and it has only become a more diverse and refined product since. That a product could be used in so many applications, be they industrial as well as creative, is a testament to both the innovative mind and the media itself.
Over the centuries many artists have embraced the immediacy and transportable qualities of paper. Not only in books formats for plein-air sketches but also for use in printmaking, sculpture, paintings and large scale but light works. Without paper photography would never have developed the way it has. It’s portability and printability are accessible to the individual only
because of paper. The inherent dynamics of the media itself have been explored by Bill Henson
particularly in the way it holds such a dense and dark ink and can be torn and replaced in other arrangements. Vanessa Beecroft’s installations can often only be accessed by viewers unable to attend the installation, through her photographs and prints of the installations. Pop Art’s embrace of the printed and pop culture media is well documented. In this exhibition examples of printed works by renowned pop artists Alex Katz and Tom Wesselman can be seen.
This exhibition is about celebrating the artists who celebrate the media. American, Australian, Italian, British and Irish artists are unified in their international interest in paper.
Exhibiting artists :
Hours 9 – 5 pm daily
(closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)