Cutlog, New York, US
Paper Vernacular traced the diverse practices of contemporary artists working with paper, and sought to recontextualize paper as a neutral surface and consider its role as a varied, complex, and versatile medium. As a collection, the exhibition provided insight into how the medium has gained notoriety on the international contemporary art stage.
Inside Paper Vernacular, the viewer felt both challenged by and connected with the art as they engaged with an optical narrative that explored the historical and erudite qualities of paper through innovative and cutting-edge creative approaches. By reviving an appreciation for paper as a medium, the exhibition gave priority to the artist as a scholarly maker and catered to the innate need for authentic, raw, and handcrafted artwork.