Paperworks is a paper exclusive exhibition devoted to looking at a range of artists, both established and emerging, whose work with/on/in paper explore its flexibility, simplicity and beauty. Works on paper are often under esteemed in terms of art practice – however, some of the artists involved here work primarily on paper, whilst others return to it over and again.
Drawing is often considered as the quintessential point from which the development of an idea moves through to a larger or more complex work – regardless of whether they contain the genesis of a larger work or are complete in themselves, drawings offer both the maker and the viewer direct appeal as intimate first-hand encounters.
Those involved in this exhibition range from internationally renowned artists such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, whose screenprints are in the Tate Britain collection to several newly emerging artists from recent Leyden Gallery Platform for Emerging Arts exhibitions.
The parameters of the paper works cross various techniques and engage many different skills, such as drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture, printing and photography.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Paula Rego, Gareth Bunting, James Melloy, Tina Crawford, Linsday Moran, Buffy Kimm, Atsuko Nakamura, Hilary Ellis, Georg Meyer-Wiel