"Paper Runway"

The Center for Contemporary Craft outsources a show to some paper experts

The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, on the Atlanta campus of Georgia Tech, stores more knowledge of paper and papermaking than the head of The Office's tenaciously obsessed paper salesman Dwight Schrute. (The museum has more than 2,000 books and countless watermarks, papers, tools, machines and manuscripts.) The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft deferred to the museum's authority to organize "The Paper Runway," a juried exhibition of 50 or so works of paper clothing and accessories by artists mostly from the U.S. but also from as far away as Israel and Japan. The pieces range in material composition from jewelry made out of magazine pages to a suit patched together from lottery tickets, and in look from runway chic to earthy and organic. (Some incorporate fibers like banana leaf and mulberry bark.) One highlight is the work of Deepak Shrestha, a Tibetan artist who makes traditional shifuclothing out of paper sheets produced from the Daphne plant. There's an opening reception Friday, June 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 4848 Main. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through September 4. For information, call 713-529-4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org.
Fri., June 4; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 4. Continues through Sept. 4, 2010

 
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