Paper Works

The Art of Paper

Curated by Lesley Lundgren

Sept 8–Oct 31, 2020
Mansion at Strathmore

Paper has a myriad of functional uses, from currency to office supplies to packing materials. Artists have long covered paper with ink, pastel, and watercolor. However, in Paper Works, artists elevate the material in innovative ways. Through cutting, quilling, or sculptural folding, paper becomes more than a surface for an image—it becomes the art itself.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Mansion for this landmark exhibition two years in the making.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman.

More exhibitions to explore: Woolgathering: Shana Kohnstamm and Modulation & Harmony: Emon Surakitkoson

Download the Can You Find It? activity (jpg) for Melinda Fabian’s installation, Charming Victorian Country Garden Retreat. See if you can spot all the details!

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Melinda Fabian, sculpture/installation
Ashley Chiang, paper quilling
Kate Norris, collage
Lucrezia Beerli-Bieler, cut paper
Jennifer Deppe Parker, collage
Gina Gwen Palacios, cut paper/paper sculpture
Rosa Leff, cut paper
Daniel Lai, paper folding and altered books
Leigh Suggs, cut paper
Marylouise Roach, paper folding
Ronni Jolles, paper layers and painting


Banner: The Dutchman by Kate Norris

Hermana, Hermano by Gina Gwen Palacios


Raspberry Petit Four by Melinda Fabian


Curator’s Tour: Paper Works, Woolgathering, Modulation & Harmony

Virtual Art Talk for Kids with Melinda Fabian

Virtual Art Talk for Adults with Melinda Fabian

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