The Pleasure of Pattern: An Informal Installation of Decorated Paper
In May, Paper Hammer Gallery will be transformed into a giant paper sample book. Sheets of paper, from all over the world, will be on display in the gallery for the exhibition The Pleasure of Pattern. The paper belongs to Claudia Cohen, a bookbinder who has collected paper for more than thirty years and uses it to create covers, endsheets, and box linings. The paper dates from the nineteenth century to the present and exhibits a variety of techniques, including lithography, offset and block printing, marbling, stenciling, and paste paper. Cohen made the paste papers featured in the exhibition, and she often uses them in her work.
Cohen established her bindery in 1983 in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 2003 she moved to Seattle where she continues to make paste papers and bind limited edition and artists’ books. Past and present clients include Brighton Press, David R. Godine, Ecco Press, Grenfell Press, Heavenly Monkey Press, the Houghton Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, Pennyroyal Press, and the Whitney Museum.
Join us for this astonishing exhibition of fine decorated papers. The Pleasure of Pattern will be the last show in the Paper Hammer Gallery before it is converted into retail space.
The First Thursday opening reception will be May 2nd, from 5 to 7 pm.
Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.
May 2–31, 2013