Tag Archive "works-on-paper"


American watercolors at Princeton University Art Museum, an essay

[Michael, Artblog’s poet on the scene, travels through a show of watercolor works on paper and writes about history, museums, and Princeton. — Artblog editors] The traveler seeks the unique and the rare. Watercolor is delicate. Keep it from the light or it will fade. And where the Hell’s Princeton anyway? At the time of the Revolution Princeton was on the main road from Philadelphia to New York. When we the British made trouble in Philadelphia, Princeton became briefly the American capital. The delicate but disdained medium Watercolor has been disdained as the art of women and children. But Deborah Smith ... More » »


II Ways at Frameworks Gallery

[Kelly shares how a show highlighting a traditionally two-dimensional medium succeeds in representing the multi-dimensionality of city life and landscapes. — the artblog editors] II Ways, Mark Price and Joseph Opshinsky’s celebration of all things urban at Frameworks Gallery, uses vibrantly colored cut paper in abstract and representational motifs to depict the energy, sharp angles, and scenery of Philadelphia. In the two-person show, cut paper–fragile and pristine–is a surprising choice for the subject of metropolis, but it works. Masters of their medium Price’s pieces are abstract and geometric, full of hard edges and hints of urban visual and verbal vocabulary. Also intricately ... More » »

Sung-Ock Shin by Roman Blazic

International paper — Harmony and Contrast at Highwire Gallery

”Harmony and Contrast” at Highwire Gallery  introduces a variety of works on paper with both Eastern and Western cultural flavors. The exhibit presents complex techniques and a simple and sophisticated blend of craft to art and art to craft. The idea of this exhibit came to Piety Choi, who curated the show and participates, when she visited Korea in June, 2012, and in October, 2011, to participate in the Ansan International Art Fair and the Incheon Women Art Biennale. Choi met a few talented Korean artists and realized that they were all using paper as the main material to create dimensional works. ... More » »

Becky Suss, Hope Street, Sumi ink on paper

The adventure of landscape – Becky Suss at Vox Populi

By Hayley Tomlinson Imagine waking up from a vivid black-and-white dream, in which you explored a recognizable yet distant city dense with foliage and structure, where the most intricate details were highlighted despite a sunless, cloudy sky, and you weren’t quite sure whether you were looking at a mural or real life. This is exactly how I felt when first viewing Becky Suss’ drawings, on display at Vox Populi. Her landscape drawings, void of any human activity, made me reminisce about being a child and exploring the depths of my grandma’s backyard, or weaving in and out of the strange ... More » »