The North American Hand Papermakers (NAHP) Annual Members Showcase invites artists to explore their own personal passion and connection to papermaking. This tactile and intimate art form requires a deep understanding of the traditions and techniques involved. The Showcase aims to highlight the incredible diversity and creativity found in handmade paper artistry, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and celebrating the transformative power of art.
The 2023 'Shared Obsessions' Showcase goes beyond the conventional scope of paper as a mere surface for writing or illustration. It delves into the material's innate potential for artistic expression, serving as a conduit for both aesthetic innovation and emotional resonance. This exhibition not only questions the limits of paper as a medium but also seeks to articulate the deeper, often ineffable, bonds that artists forge with their creations.
On view at the Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library and Color Lab spaces, Providence, RI October 19- 22, 2023 in conjunction with the Annual NAHP Conference Paper Tides 2023.