On Paper will showcase the work of acclaimed 20th century and contemporary artists who work with paper. Looking beyond the mark-making of drawing to consider the material itself, the exhibition explores how artists have used paper as the focus of their work in creative and unusual ways.
Demonstrating a range of approaches to collage, drawing and sculpture, the exhibition will feature the work of more than 40 leading artists, including Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans and Bridget Riley.
The exhibition will show how paper is used by artists to create three-dimensional objects; Lesley Foxcroft’s two-tone corrugated bricks; Gareth Jones’s cape made from cloakroom tickets, and Art and Language’s jigsaw puzzle.
On Paper will also present collage works by Linder, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roland Penrose, John Stezaker and Tony Swain, who have cut and pasted works using newsprint, postcards and photographs; and paper works which have been rubbed, folded and embossed by Anna Barriball, Wolfgang Tillmans and Langlands & Bell. The exhibition will also include paper which has been actively burnt, torn or otherwise transformed by Cornelia Parker, Tim Davies and Roger Ackling, all of whom have destroyed parts of their paper works.
For some of the artists in On Paper, the choice of a particular type of paper is an important consideration when making their work. The precision of Bridget Riley and Kenneth Martin’s works is reflected in their preferences for graph paper; Jason Coburn creates a conflicting play between his scrawled words and the Ministry of Defence headed paper on which they are written; while Prunella Clough’s ink line winds its way over the troughs of corrugated card.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated publication which will include an essay by writer and paper specialist Ian Sansom, and a new poem, Forty-Nine Moments for the Substrate by Joey Connolly which is inspired by the works in the exhibition.
When: 23rd February – 18th May 2019, open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5am
Where: Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX
£: Free admission
More info: www.thelmahulbert.com