Monday, October 10, 2016

Paper Art Exhibit - Paper Creatures at the Old Jaffa Museum

It's always nice to hear about origami artist Ilan Garibi's new projects. Recently he wrote to tell me about an exhibit he curated called Paper Creatures that is underway at the Old Jaffa Museum in Old Jaffa, Israel.

Sphinx - Polly Verity
Sphinx - Polly Verity

It showcases the work of thirty two international paper artists who collectively designed one hundred fantastical pieces in keeping with the theme of dimensional, man-made creatures.

Aspidochelone - the sea monster - Julianna Szabo
Aspidochelone - the sea monster - Julianna Szabo

While Ilan has curated three origami exhibits in the past, this is his first to feature multiple paper art techniques including origami, sculpture, quilling, pop up, paper cutting and collage.

Carapace - Suhail Shaikh
 Carapace - Suhail Shaikh

Participants include well-known names in the world of paper, along with quite a few that might be new to you. For example, Sari Wurtman, who did the piece below, quills in Israel. Meet Sari and see photos of her additional exhibit pieces via her Instagram feed.

Quilled Creature - Sari Wurtman
Quilled Creation - Sari Wurtman

Ilan searched for artists who would represent the freedom of creation as released from their imaginations. It was important to him that while the pieces be wholly fanciful, paper as the material would remain recognizable.

Creature - Merav Peleg
Creature - Merav Peleg

I'm a longtime reader of the blog Handmade in Israel, whose author Lisa Isaacs featured an in-depth report about the Paper Creatures exhibit after visiting it. Head over to Lisa's post to learn more about the artists behind the incredible works.

Ciérbol - Victor Coeurjoly
Ciérbol - Victor Coeurjoly

Paper Creatures will be on display through October 29, 2016. It will then be available to travel to other locations around the world... contact Ilan Garibi or Limor Margulis via the Old Jaffa Museum if your venue is interested in hosting it.
 Elemental1 - Chosen - Julianna Szabo
Elemental1 - Chosen - Julianna Szabo 

3 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

Thank you very much for mentioning my blog, Ann. Paper Creatures is a wonderful little exhibition!

Ann Martin said...

My pleasure, Lisa. I envy you getting to see the exhibit in person!

SUGANTHI said...

Amazing!! Such talented artists!

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