Pace Prints is pleased to present Handmade Paper, an exhibition focused on the work of fine art paper making, at our 32 East 57th Street gallery. Since the 1970s, Pace Prints has been working with artists to utilize methods of casting and stenciling paper to create multiples from paper pulp.
Louise Nevelson’s cast paper works from the 1970s are sculptural, mirroring the work for which she was best known. Chuck Close’s “Georgia,” from 1984, utilized poured pulp which is layered stencil over stencil and then hand manipulated by the artist. Mary Heilmann uses the physicality and chromatic intensity of pigmented pulp in her minimal compostions. Leonardo Drew’s recent works are a modern amalgamation of both methods of casting and stenciling pulp—in addition to hand applied pigment—to create deeply colored and textured works.