Guild of American Papercutters joins the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh as sponsors of “Extending a Hand” Exhibit
October 14 – November 12, 2021
NOTE: the application window is now closed; artists whose work has been accepted will be notified by Sept 14
Now, at the end of its second millennia, Paper has had a leading role in the human story. This exhibition will celebrate the endless way that Paper, the most commonplace of materials, can be manipulated while focusing on artworks where Paper, the material and its specific cultural history is at the technical and conceptual center of the work. In this time of remote work and learning, digital file sharing and clouds, streaming everything, this exhibition will show how Paper continues to carry the tactity and warmth of the human hand.
This exhibition will be juried by Imin Yeh. Yeh works predominantly in paper, and her art uses repetitive handcraft and mimicry as a strategy for exploring the issues around the unseen labor and production that lies behind our many unconsidered everyday objects. Imin Yeh is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and participatory events. Recent exhibitions include university galleries at Ithaca College and the College of New Jersey, San Jose Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco). Imin has been an Artist in Residence at Montalvo Art Center (Saratoga, CA), Blue Mountain Center (New York), Sandarbh Artist Workshop (Partapur, India), and at Recology San Francisco. She is the recipient of a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Imin Yeh holds a MFA from the California College of Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art and is currently based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Imin Yeh, “Pittsburgh’s Chinatown 2018”: DIY paper craft model of 520 Third Ave, the only remaining building with a physical trace of this city’s historic Chinatown. You can download the model and build your own here on Yeh’s website.