40th Anniversary Art on Paper 2008

  • Oct 19, 2008 – Jan 25, 2009
Gianna Commito, "Untitled", 2008, watercolor and casein on paper, 27 x 22
in. Courtesy of the artist.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is pleased to announce the selection of artists for the Art on Paper 2008 biennial exhibition, which opens to the public on October 19, and remains on view through January 25, 2009. Xandra Eden, the Weatherspoon’s Curator of Exhibitions, has invited seventy-five artists of regional and international significance to present unique works made on, or of, paper for Art on Paper 2008.

Participating artists include: Ryoko Aoki, Selena Beaudry, Louise Belcourt, Libby Black, Dike Blair, Mickael Elliot Broth, Tom Burckhardt, Ernesto Caivano, Cameron, Barbara Campbell, Beth Campbell, Paul Ching-Bor, Gianna Commito, Alicia Creus, Oscar Camilo De Las Flores, Tony De Los Reyes, Shoshana Dentz, Tomory Dodge, Erin Dunn, Bryan Ellis, Seth Ellis, Julie Evans, Amir H. Fallah, J. Fiber, Scott Fife, Fort Grunt, Adam Fowler, Hope Gangloff, Jim Gaylord, Dylan Graham, Joan Grubin, Theresa Hackett, Harmony Hammond, Harrison Haynes, Walter Hnatysh, Elliott Hundley, Rob Igoe, Jay Isaac, Fritz Janschka, Mark Kingsley, Michael Klauke, Kristiina Lahde, Ashley Lathe, Elizabeth Leal, Crystal Liu, Amy Lixl-Purcell, Nava Lubelski, Marci MacGuffie, John Maggio, Suzanne Malitz, Nancy McCallum, Heather McGill, Matthew Micca, Zachary Miller, Jiha Moon, Amy Myers, Jenene Nagy, Matthew Northridge, John J. O'Connor, Sky Pape, Norm Paris, Ebony G. Patterson, Brad Phillips, Mika Rottenberg, Leah Sobsey. Lynn Sokoloski, Mariam Stephan, Ilene Sunshine, Dannielle Tegeder, Christopher Thomas, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, Lee Walton, Adele Wayman, Randy Wray and Will Yackulic.

Since 1965, the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of art through the rubric of one-of-a-kind works on paper (excluding editioned prints and photographs). Today, artists working on paper enjoy increased attention by contemporary curators and collectors, and are included in major art biennials and museum exhibitions worldwide. Now in its fortieth year, the steadfast commitment of xpdex (formerly the Dillard Paper Company) has allowed the Weatherspoon to acquire works from each and every Art on Paper exhibition, resulting in the formation and tremendous growth of the Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which today numbers close to 550 objects. Acquisitions have included work by some of art’s seminal practitioners, including Louise Bourgeois, Brice Marden, Joan Mitchell, Robert Smithson, Frank Stella and Eva Hesse. Support for the exhibition and catalogue is generously provided by the F.M. Kirby Foundation, with additional support from the Royal Netherlands Embassy, New York.

The exhibition opens with a Preview Party and Curator’s Walk-Through on Saturday, October 18. 2008. Preview Party tickets are $75 for members, $100 non-members. Call 336.334.5770 for more information and to purchase tickets. Collectors won't want to miss the silent auction of a new work by exhibitor Jiha Moon, or the raffle opportunity to win a beautiful dinner prepared by celebrated Triad chef Reto Biaggi, complemented with wines from Zeto and flowers arranged by Randy McManus Designs—a $500 value. For raffle tickets ($25 each or $60 for 3), call (336) 334-5770.

A Guest Lecture by Connie Butler, Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York will occur at 2 pm, Sunday, October 19, 2008. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Art on Paper 2008 catalogue, beautifully designed by Donna Gibbs, includes full-color images, an exhibition checklist, director’s foreword and curator’s statement.

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.