“Paper City” opening at Mixed Greens

“Paper City” at Mixed Greens in Chelsea opened July 10, 2008 with a playful summer show featuring 12 artists who have reimagined the humble medium of paper as colorful and pretty sculptures, site-specific installations, and video.

In Photo Reports Uncategorized by Teri Duerr 2008-07-11 print

Among the many bustling openings and heavy hitters in Chelsea last evening, “Paper City” stood out as one of the most playful and pretty of the bunch. A friendly summer show featuring works sourced from paper, the 12 artists on view have reimagined their humble medium as colorful sculptures, site-specific installations, wall-based works, and even video.

Artists on view include:
Noriko Ambe, Sonya Blesofsky, Rob Carter, Lisa Coulson, Susan Hamburger, Krista Hoefle, Sarah Kabot, Yumiko Matsui, Mia Pearlman, Andrew Scott Ross, Mary Temple, Kako Ueda

Gallery goers on a sunny, summer afternoon on 26th Street. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
A woman stealthily repositions a piece of Sonya Blesofsky's concrete brick installation. Luckily, it's only paper-mâché. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Nobody noticed--except that guy, and that guy, and those guys, and that woman over there. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Sarah Kabot's replica of MG's gallery lighting. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Lisa Coulson's 'Nest' sculpture. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Susan Hamburger's foam core cabinet. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Krista Hoefle's hanging human heart. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Osakan artist Yumiko Matsui with one of her miniature Japanese city streets. Her mini replicas of iconic Japanese city spaces were big crowd-pleasers. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
A Tokyo city intersection in Shibuya. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
Tokyoites nestled within a paper cutout of the word Tokyo in kanji. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
A night vista of Osaka's Dotonbori River. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.
One of Mia Pearlman's intricate paper cutouts. Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.

A wake of Grolsch and kimchi-flavored ice cream detritus from Miwa Koizumi's 'NY Flavors Ice Cream Stand' performance (happening next door at the George Adams Gallery). Photo © 2008 Teri Duerr.

Teri Duerr

Teri Duerr. Teri lives in Brooklyn where she co-runs Horse+Dragon NYC, a boutique agency that puts creative talents to work on publicity, editing, design, and events/exhibitions for artists, writers and nonprofit friends. She has spent much of the last year launching publicity campaigns for films at Tribeca, Sundance, SXSW, MoMA, and for television broadcast. In addition to being a contributing editor for the highly dubious culture publication Chief Magazine, and a book reviews editor for Mystery Scene, she spent four years as director and editorial mentor for the Minneapolis teen girls’ magazine Chicas in the Mix, followed In 2000 by editor in chief posts at events & culture magazines Tokyo Scene and Kansai Scene in Japan. Her editorial and photo production work has appeared in places like Best Life, The Source, Men’s Health, Organic Style, Vogue Korea, Vogue China, and most recently Tom Tom Magazine and CODE. » See other writings

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