Cut Up/Cut Out

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Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Open December 8, 2018 through January 28, 2019

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 is laborious, technically demanding, and always astonishing.


Photo Credit: Francesca Pastine, ARTFORUM 50 Hindsight, Mask Series, 2014, cut Artforum magazine, Plexiglass, 15 x 16.25 x 6 inches; Courtesy of Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Cut Up/Cut Out was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.