Amy Simon Fine Art presents 'Paper Art: Selections from Dieu Donne' Papermill"™
Published 3:28 pm, Thursday, January 20, 2011
Amy Simon Fine Art, located at 1869 Post Road East, Westport, announces its latest exhibition, Paper Art: Selections from Dieu Donne' Papermill. The show opens on Saturday, Jan. 29, and features work by ten highly acclaimed artists who have worked at the renowned Dieu Donne' Papermill located in New York City. This is a rare opportunity for Connecticut art enthusiasts to see paper pieces created at this unique facility.
Dieu Donné is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, promotion and preservation of contemporary art utilizing the hand papermaking process. The organization's primary services and programs are devoted to working with artists to create new and unique artwork and to push traditional methods of papermaking, bringing the medium into the contemporary art world.
Founded in 1976, Dieu Donne' has provided educational opportunities for contemporary artists by engaging them in a new medium and allowing them to explore the potential of handmade paper through collaboration and experimentation. The collaborative process allows artists to explore new territory in their own working strategies in painting, sculpture, installation, unique and editioned paper works, and artist books.
During its thirty-four year tenure, Dieu Donné has collaborated with, and exhibited work by over 750 artists. This exhibition will feature paper pieces created by Jessica Stockholder; James Sienna; Arturo Herrera; Kristen Hasenfeld; Mel Kendrick; Barbara Tagenaga; E.V. Day; Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Jon Kessler
Amy Simon Fine Art has organized an exclusive private tour of the Dieu Donne' studio and archives in New York City on Feb. 9. Included in the tour is a papermaking demonstration. Space is limited and reservations are required.
If interested, contact the gallery at 203-259-1500.
Paper Art: Selections from Dieu Donne' Papermill is on view from Jan.29 through March 5. There is an opening reception, Saturday Jan. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5:30 and by appointment. For information, call 203-259-1500.