MAAG’s “Assemblage” Exhibit Challenges Paper-Myths

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(c) Frank Burd

Many assume January to be a bleak and dreary month, one with no hope and vigor. Yet, for us here at MAAG, the month of January holds infinite possibilities as our first exhibit of 2014 “Assemblage: Paper Works” hits our gallery walls.

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(c) Anthe

Officially open since January 16th,  “Assemblage: Paper Works” will feature both member and non-member work in an incredible breadth of mediums, ranging from drawings, collage, sculpture, assemblage books, hand-cut paper, charcoal, watercolors, multi-layer photography, letterpress, and more. Plus, with artists such as Ellen Benson, Anthe, Edward Sargent, Tom Herbert, and Yulan Mimmy San, you’ll be mesmerized by creativity that extends beyond traditional paper assumptions. 

Too often, paper is thought to be ephemeral – temporary, preliminary, and disposable. Yet, paper nonetheless has captured some of the greatest images, breathtaking sculptures, and intricate collages that the Art world has to offer. “Assemblage: Paper Works” seeks to dispel assumptions about paper art as medium and challenges notions of paper works’ place in Fine Arts.

An artist meet-and-greet and opening reception will take place on Friday, January 31st – “Final-ly Friday” in Mt. Airy – from 6-9 pm. Yet, the entire show continues until February 16th. Regular gallery hours are: Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6 pm and Sunday, Noon-5 pm. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Come in out of the cold and join us!

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(c) Tom Herbert

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