Art on Paper 2014: The 43rd Exhibition

  • Sep 28, 2014 – Dec 14, 2014
  • The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery
Nancy Blum, "Harbinger", 2011, ink, colored pencil, gouache and graphite
on paper, 4 x 10 ft. Courtesy of the artist.

Various curators throughout the years have approached the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper biennial exhibition in different ways. For Art on Paper 2014, curator of exhibitions Xandra Eden invited fewer artists than in the past to provide audiences the opportunity to have a more in-depth understanding of each artist’s work. The exhibition includes thirty-four emerging and established artists who have created unique works using paper as their primary medium.

Since 1965, the Weatherspoon’s Art on Paper exhibition has charted a history of contemporary art through outstanding works on paper. Through the ongoing commitment of xpedx (formerly the Dillard Paper Company) and The Dillard Fund, the Weatherspoon has been able to acquire works from each Art on Paper exhibition for the Dillard Collection, which today numbers nearly 600 works. Acquisitions have included work by some of art’s seminal practitioners, such as Eva Hesse, Frank Stella, and Louise Bourgeois. 

Art on Paper 2014 opens on Saturday, September 27 with a Preview Party hosted by the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association with Preview Party Committee Co-chairs Leslie Ketner and Monica Johnston, and committee members Sydney Black, Lane Brown, Kathy Craft, Eileen Fitzgerald, Liza Lee, Barbara Peck, Cheryl Stewart and Maggie Triplette. For tickets, please contact Cathy Rogers at 336.256.1450 or

Support for the exhibition and catalogue is generously provided by the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. Special thanks to UNCG Graduate Assistants, Stacy Bloom Rexrode and Carmen Neely and Curatorial Intern, Lee Summerell.

Artists - Art on Paper 2014 

Miguel A. Aragon (Brooklyn, NY), Joell Baxter (Brooklyn, NY), Nancy Blum (Hoboken, NJ), Sandra Cinto (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Susan Collis (London, UK), Lucy Fradkin (Staten Island, NY), Ewan Gibbs (Oxfordshire, UK), Laura Tanner Graham (Covington, LA), Margaret Griffith (Los Angeles, CA), Antonia Gurkovska (Chicago, IL & Sofia, Bulgaria), Travis Head (Blacksburg, VA), Harriet Hoover (Greensboro, NC), Candy Jernigan (1952-1991), Glenn Kaino (Los Angeles, CA), JC Lenochan (New York, NY), John Maggio (Greensboro, NC), Pratap Morey (Mumbai, India), Thomas Nozkowski (New York, NY), William J. O'Brien (Chicago, IL), Gelah Penn (Brooklyn, NY), Lamar Peterson (Minneapolis, MN), Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz (Charlottesville, VA), Kim Piotrowski (Riverside, IL), Lily Prince (New York, NY), Jon Rappleye (Jersey City, NJ), elin o'Hara slavick (Chapel Hill, NC), Leah Sobsey (Chapel Hill, NC), Damian Stamer (Brooklyn, NY and Hillsborough, NC), Christopher Thomas (Climax, NC), Kako Ueda (Brooklyn, NY), Robert Wiens (Picton, Canada), Ashley Yeo Yakka (Singapore), Myung Gyun You (Busan, Korea & Philadelphia, PA), Balint Zsako (New York, NY).


Related programs

Art on Paper 2014 Preview Party • Sat Sep 27 @ 6pm

Noon @ the 'Spoon public tour • Tue Nov 11 @ 12pm




This exhibition is a partner program included in the 2014 17 DAYS Greensboro Festival sponsored by ArtsGreensboro. 17 DAYS 2014 happens from September 19 through October 5, 2014. Expect the best of the best performances and exhibitions including music, dance, theatre, art and more. For festival updates, visit the official website

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