Cut Paper Cut,
Hand- Cut Paper Paintings
Down Town Association
60 Pine Street, NYC
September 14 – November 8, 2019
Artist Reception September 25th from 6-8pm
Traveled in part to Woodward Gallery Windows
132A Eldridge Street, NYC
Throughout December, 2019
The Deborah Claxton show Cut Paper Cut, Hand Cut Paper Paintings has traveled to our 132A Eldridge Street location.
Woodward Gallery presents the solo exhibition of Deborah Claxton in Cut Paper Cut, Hand-Cut Paper Paintings. Claxton conjures up sculpture, drawing and photography skills to create realistic images. She precisely cuts small bits of paper herself, not with a laser, but with miniature scissors and a magnifying lens.
Claxton envisions the picture from the final layer in, and reverse engineers the composition. She essentially builds her desired image by blending and contrasting, neutralizing or bringing out the vitality of an adjacent solid color. Playfully cutting out shapes to nourish her imagination, Claxton makes it look easy!
The ultimate themes are engaging places, expressive figures, and floral still lifes inspired by her own photography. Claxton is singularly able to convey dimensionality by layering colored paper. The resulting immensely detailed paper paintings inconceivably come together.