EXETER — Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy will host “Cut Up/Cut Out” on view from January 21 through March 4.
From an excavated comic book to a hand-cut decorative rubber tire, the works in “Cut Up/Cut Out” use historic techniques of paper cutting to reflect contemporary concerns in transformative ways. Cut paper art practices span the globe, from kamikiri, the cut paper performance art of Japan, to the elaborate papel picado of Mexico. “Cut Up/Cut Out” features over fifty artists working across the United States and internationally, who repurpose leaves, Tyvek, maps, back issues of the New York Times, plywood, and cash register rolls to reimagine the world. Cultural pride, historical memory, environmental crises, consumerism, and scientific visualization are all potent sources of inspiration. The artists employ a variety of methods to produce their work, from cutting shapes by hand using X-acto knives, to creating intricate, large-scale works with computer-aided design software and plasma cutters. Poetic and powerful, the works in “Cut Up/Cut Out” will astonish, delight, and intrigue.
An Opening Reception will take place on Thurs., January 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Also on view is “Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity” by Justin Li (’20) from January 23 through February 27 in the Lamont Gallery Foyer. The artist reception will be held on Thurs., January 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. An Artist’s Talk will take place on Fri., January 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Be sure to check out “Hairlines” by Elizabeth Kostina (’20) from February 10-28 in the Academy Building/Class of 1945 Library. The Artist’s Talk will be held on Wed., February 26, 12:45 p.m.
Visiting the Lamont Gallery:
The Lamont Gallery and all programs are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Monday by appointment; Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Unless noted, all events located at the Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, 11 Tan Lane, Exeter.
The gallery is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers by contacting the office in advance at email@example.com or call 603-777-3461.
For more information, visit www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery.