February 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017


Deep Cuts will showcase work by contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the work will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.


Artists featured in the exhibition: Elizabeth Alexander, Noriko Ambe, Hina Aoyama, Doug Beube, Ambreen Butt, Jonathan Callan, Rob Carter, Charles Clary, Brian Dettmer, Andrea Dezsö, Lauren Fensterstock, Adam Fowler, Randy Garber, Meg Hitchcock, Jim Hodges, Li Hongbo, Fred H C Liang, Marco Maggi, Youdhi Maharjan, Stefana McClure, Lisa Nilsson, Julian Opie, Shannon Rankin, Nikki Rosato, Kim Rugg, Mathias Schmied, Jane South, Jill Sylvia, Sarah Sze, Yuken Teruya, Robert The, Randal Thurston, August Ventimiglia, Mark Wagner, Kara Walker and C. K. Wilde.


Exhibition Content:

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Object labels and text panels

Family guide


This exhibition is sponsored by the Dorothea & David Jensen, The Gilbert Verney Foundation, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable and Monadnock Paper Mills. We are proud to have Art New England as media sponsor for this exhibition. 

Image credit: Mark Wagner, Very Expensive Push Broom, 2008, edition of 9, Mixed-media assemblage: shredded currency and cherry wood, 61 x 16 x 6 in. Private Collection.