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Cut and Paste: Works of Paper

December 6, 2019 - February 14, 2020

The state of Georgia has long been known for its five P’s in agriculture — poultry, peaches, peanuts, pecans and paper — but only one of these has attracted a wide array of Georgia artists. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia and Athens’ Lyndon House Arts Center, the exhibition “Cut and Paste: Works of Paper” will travel the state of Georgia featuring 11 Georgia artists, each of whom works in the medium of paper. From Steven Anderson’s “Tree Rings,” featuring torn, scratched and sanded paper drawn on with markers and pens, to Jerushia Graham’s complex and delicate cut paper pieces, Elizabeth Lide’s three-dimensional paper-pulp vessels, Teresa Bramlette Reeves’ life-size paper-doll dresses and Lucha Rodriguez’ cascading wall sculptures, all of them push the limits of this fragile medium.

“Cut and Paste” is part of “Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia,” a triennial series of traveling exhibitions that began with “Pushing the Press: Printmaking in the South” in 2016. Each exhibition is organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Lyndon House and hosted by collaborating museums across the state, in keeping with the University of Georgia’s statewide public outreach mission. Curator Didi Dunphy, who is the program supervisor at the Lyndon House, assembled both exhibitions, with assistance from museum staff.

Artists with work in “Cut and Paste” include: Steven L. Anderson, Jerushia Graham, Matt Haffner, Elizabeth Lide and Lucha Rodriguez of Atlanta; Betsy Cain, of Savannah; Imi Hwangbo and Samuel Stabler, of Athens; Hannah Israel, of Columbus; Teresa Bramlette Reeves of Kennesaw; and Kalina Wińska of Valdosta.