WOOD + PAPER + BOX, A PROJECT INSPIRED BY MOKUHANGA, BY KATIE BALDWIN, MARIKO JESSE, AND YOONMI NAM
ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 – NOVEMBER 16, 2015
This Final Friday, see the inaugural exhibition in Wonder Fair's new street-level gallery space. WOOD + PAPER + BOX presents a year of mokuhanga prints and ephemera created and shared through mail exchange between printmaking friends Yoonmi Nam, Katie Baldwin, and Mariko Jesse. Constrained only by the parameter that their artwork should fit into an 8 x 10 inch clamshell box, the resulting portfolio features woodcut prints that range from traditional to experimental, all with a delicacy and intimacy that mirrors their 10-year friendship and lifelong love affairs with paper.
"Ten years ago we met as artist residents on Awaji Island, Japan. Our time there changed us, and our transitions have continued. Inspired by one another, we are marking our decade-long friendship with this project, and with it, beginning new conversations."