February 25 - March 27, 2010
PaperWeight will feature artist's who are well-known for their innovative work with paper with sculptors Bo Young Choi, Justin Lytle and Teresa Redden and 2-D work by Jeffrey Bishop, Rachel Illingworth and Lynne Saad.
Jeffrey Bishop is a Brooklyn based artist who’s had long-time ties to Seattle. Bishop showed with Linda Farris Gallery from 1978-1994 and then moved East. He earned an MFA from the University of Washington, is a Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award recipient and has work in numerous corporate and private collections. His unusual technique combines oil, ink and acrylic on paper.
Korean-born Bo Young Choi received her MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington in June 2009. Young-Choi will have several works in the show including ‘Let Us’ a sculpture woven from pages from the Bible’s Old Testament and thread on a weaving loom. Northwest artist
Rachel Illingworth is well-known for her finely detailed monoprints. Illingworth makes printing plates from heavy cardboard, a technique she learned in college in her native Tasmania. Her monoprints average 15 passes through the press, creating layers of lush imagery. Illingworth is creating new work for PaperWeight that combines architectural and scientific imagery.
Justin Lytle graduated from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle in June 2009. Lytle will show wall mounted and free standing sculpture primarily made from re-purposed books.
Teresa Redden has made intricate sculptures in paper for many years. The geometric shapes are created from hundreds of perfectly cut paper rings seamlessly joined together. Redden has an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and works and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
The late Lynne Saad stitched hand-painted playing cards together to tell stories and her work was a visual diary. She took ordinary images and grouped together they became extraordinary. Saad had a Master of Art Education degree from the University of Washington and taught art to generations of Pacific Northwest high school students.