Exhibition

Cut Up/Cut Out – Group Show

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington, United States
30 Jun 2017 - 22 Oct 2017

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Cut Up/Cut Out is an exhibition of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber.

The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making

The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making

The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making

The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate, and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.

The art of cutting paper dates back thousands of years, with early artworks coming from 6th century China. Originally a decorative handcraft for women, Chinese paper-cutting eventually expanded into rural areas, becoming a staple at religious ceremonies and festivals. By the 14th century, paper-cutting spread to the rest of the world bringing in a new wave of folk art traditions. Cut Up/Cut Out honors both innovation and tradition with a selection of over 50 artists representing diverse styles and techniques.

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Included artists: James Allen, Ana Bidart, Lucrezia Bieler, Tord Boontje, Nathalie Boutté, Claire Brewster, Robert Brinker, Rogan Brown, Sarah Burgess, Michael Buscemi, Charles Clary, Adriane Colburn, Wim Delvoye, Lorenzo Durán, Mounir Fatmi, Hillary Waters Fayle, Adam Feibelman, Carmen Lomas Garza, Margaret Griffith, Mayumi Hamanaka, Adriene Heloise, Meg Hitchcock, Justine Khamara, Kyong Ae Kim, Will Kurtz, Lauren Kussro, Cal Lane, Bovey Lee, Simone Lourenco, Karen Margolis, Chris Natrop, Amy Oates, Francesa Pastine, Irène Pijoan, Nikki Rosato, Donna Ruff, Rob Ryan, Lyndi Sales, Gabriel Schama, Brian Singer, Andrew Singleton, Xin Song, Jen Stark, Jana Syvänoja, Yuken Teruya, Kako Ueda, Annie Vought, Mark Wagner, Maude White, Barbara Wildenboer, Ty Zemelsky

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