Pulp Function

FEBRUARY 15, 2008 - APRIL 1, 2008

Reception: FEBRUARY 21, 2008 at 6:00 PM

A collaboration with Fuller Craft Museum; Curated by Lloyd E Herman

Paper, that humble material that we use daily and take for granted, becomes material for art in ‘Pulp Function’, on exhibit in the Narrows Gallery February 16, 2008 through April 1, 2008. ‘Pulp Function’, is a survey of contemporary paper art that celebrates new works of art by emerging and established artists from across America. Functional, and often beautiful, objects have been made from paper for centuries. In recent decades however, paper has taken on a whole new life. No longer just a surface on which to create art, paper has become the art. Paper has been cast into sculptural reliefs, made into bowls, and emerged as a popular material for baskets and wall hangings. ‘Pulp Function’, explores all aspects of paper as a medium for art, including vessels, jewelry, clothing, furniture, books and sculpture. Themes such as commodity, domesticity and decoration are explored in objects that blur the line between art, craft and design. Works like Sylvia Seventy’s cast paper vessels, Mia Hall’s tissue and paper towel wedding dress and Long-Bin Chen’s Buddha head made from Chinese phone books are exciting objects and important markers in the evolution of paper as art. . ‘Pulp Function’ was organized by Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts and was curated by Lloyd E. Herman. The exhibition celebrates the life of Caroline R. Graboys. It has been partially underwritten through the generosity of donors to The Graboys Fund and by Fuller Craft Museum members. ‘Pulp Function’, is supported in part by The Cedar Hill Foundation and the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and in partnership with Arts United/Fall River and BOLD Coalition. The Narrows Center for the Arts presents Children’s Art instruction during the Pulp Function exhibition. INDIVIDUAL SATURDAY CLASSES: ‘POP-UP MADNESS!’ February 16, 23 & March 1, 8, 15, 22, AND 29. For Ages 9-12. click here To read all the details and print your registration form. EXHIBITION/GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday Noon – 5:00 p.m. February 20th – April 1