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SAM | Paper Worlds

09.21 - 12.03.2017

Calendar: Exhibit
Categories: Visual Art
Age Groups: All

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) presents

Paper Worlds


an exhibition of contemporary art that explores unusual and innovative ways of using paper as an art-making medium.

September 21 - December 2 2017 | Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm 

Paper Worlds is a group exhibition featuring the work of nine artists who push the boundaries and capabilities of paper. Though digital technology has become a staple in modern life, there is no denying that paper—from business cards to cardboard boxes to printer stock to picnic napkins—refuses to be replaced by it. From hand-pulled prints meticulously cut and assembled into three-dimensional shapes, to delicate papier-mâché stop-motion animation, to using recycling as part of the creative process, these artists remind us that although modern technology is ubiquitous, we still live in a Paper World.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at or call 864.582.7616 x 254.

opening reception 09.21.2017 | 5-8pm | artist talks @ 6:30pm


IMAGE: Swarm (detail), Adrian Rhodes (2016)



Charles Clary

Hanne Frey Husø

Christina Laurel

Shona Macdonald


Sky Pape

Adrian Rhodes

Mark Rospenda

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