PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE
Slash: Paper Under the Knife focused on work produced by artists solely in the medium of paper. These sculptural forms are at times abstract, at times realistic and occasionally political or religious; in all cases, the work featured in the show is surprising and engaging. As with any group show, we were faced with the challenge of creating a cohesive, non-hierarchical environment while still allowing each of the artists to be uniquely seen.
By inserting black, figural wall zones, MAD’s white walls are broken into abstract planes. At one point there is a dramatic peeling of the exterior wall into the space in order to make a special area for film projection. Through contrast, silhouette and careful juxtaposition these sculptural works come alive for those who visit.