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Selections from Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Decorated Papers, Innovative Prints, and Pulp Painting
Opens August 11, 2014
Closes January 9, 2015

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.  Each portfolio is arranged around a theme, such as paper fibers, calligraphy and handmade paper, pulp painting, or other paper-related art forms.  In this exhibit, explore selections from these beautiful portfolios.

Polly Fox - UntitledPortfolios included in the exhibition:
Design and Pattern in Decorated Papers: Wet and Dry Techniques (1994)
Twenty-one juried papers--some by individual artists, some collaborative efforts--demonstrate techniques applied to the paper surface or inherent in the paper pulp. Based on historic traditions with a contemporary dynamic, the methods employed include marbling, paste paper, pulp painting, embossing, embedding, dyeing, pigmenting, and others difficult to categorize.




Susan Mackin Dolan - Another Cycle of TreesInnovative Printmaking on Handmade Paper (2004)
Numerous printmaking methods are represented in this portfolio, some traditional, some contemporary, some unquestionably innovative. Techniques include etching, woodblock, chine collé, linocut, digital inkjet, silkscreen, monotype, lithography, pochoir, aquatint, and letterpress. The handmade paper is inherent in the artwork, including watermarking, pulp painting, double couching, and overbeating.





Beverly Sky - Autumn Birches

The Art of Pulp Painting (2006)
Pulp paintings are created using specially prepared pulps applied to a fresh base layer of paper.  This emerging art form combines the substrate, medium, and image into a single form.





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Opening February 26, 2015: Gathering of Continents - A Rare Exhibit of Georgia Tech's Deluxe Editions of Joan Blaeu's Atlas Major


Permanent Exhibitions:

Forerunners to Paper

The Invention of Paper

The Spread of Papermaking in Europe

The Papermaker

Dard Hunter

Papermaking Moves to the United States

The Advent of the Paper Machine


The Modern Paper Mill

Paper in Our Lives

Recycling in the Paper Industry

Past Exhibitions:

Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper

Peter Sowiski, Pulp Painter: A Survey

Breaking New Ground

Washi (Japanese Paper)

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