Juried by Claire Gilman, Curator at The Drawing Center
Co-curated by Yuko Nii & Rebecca Cuomo
Show Dates: Sat. October 25 – Sun. November 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Sat. October 25, 4-6PM

Artists who use paper as the primary medium for their artworks defy the mainstream understanding of books as antiquated artifacts and paper as a cheap, disposable commodity. These materials are used as points of departure for infinite creative possibilities achieved through drawing, painting, cutting, carving, printing, folding, sculpting, and assembling art that highlights the universality of paper.

The WAH Center presents “OVER THE EDGE: PAPERWORKS UNBOUND” – a group art exhibition exploring the many artistic usages of paper and how paper has the ability to connect people of all different backgrounds. Artists

are encouraged to submit both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works:

  • 2-D works may include: printmaking (woodcut, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint, lithography, serigraphy, monoprint); illustration; drawing; photography; watercolor; collage, etc.
  • 3-D works may include: sculpture; installations: papier-mâché; architectural models; industrial design projects; origami; assemblage, etc.

Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014

More information at http://www.wahcenter.net/exhibits/2014/paperunbound/opencall.html

Curated by Rebecca Cuomo
Show Dates: Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 6-8 PM

The word “academy” often elicits an antiquated institution: rigidly conservative and ossified in tradition, concerned with distinguishing the “fine arts” from the arts of “craft” or “trade.” While this notion may have been true for hundreds of years in the history of art, this exhibition seeks to revisit our perception of the academy. Here, the academy is understood as an organized institution that fosters the individual and professional growth of artists through instruction, critique, theoretical debate, mentorship, intellectual stimulation, and an emphasis on individual interest, ideas, and creative freedom. Thus, the academy becomes a fluid concept – introducing the idea of a heterogeneous and evolutionary “academic style” that varies depending on time, place, institution, teacher, and student.

The WAH Center presents “THE NEW ACADEMY: WAH BRIDGES STUDENT ARTISTS” – a multi-media group art exhibition dedicated to presenting the work of students pursuing their BFA or MFA degrees at New York City art schools – the ultimate “post-academy” academies. Based on the Bridge Concept envisioned by WAH Center Founder & Artistic Director, Yuko Nii, the aim is to create a bridge between the WAH Center’s historical landmark building and a new generation of outstanding young artists, as well as a bridge between academic styles, understood in this context as a temporal artistic style that describes the work of a student. Artists are encouraged to submit artworks in the medium of their choosing. We invite the submission of: painting; drawing; photography; collage; installation; printmaking (serigraphy, woodcut, etching, lithograph, etc.); sculpture; installation; video art; architectural models; etc.

Eligibility: Artists enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in any New York City school

Deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014

More information available here: http://www.wahcenter.net/exhibits/2014/newacademy/