'Paperwork '

Exhibition by Paul Bokslag
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Tuesday 13th March - Sunday 25th March 2012

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of new work “Paperwork” by artist Paul Bokslag.  He has a BA in Art Therapy and is a co-founder of KCAT Art & Study Centre in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.  

For this solo exhibition, Bokslag will exhibit a number of contemporary papercuts in various sizes.  The pieces are held between two sheets of glass and set away from the back of the frame, casting a shadow and creating a sense of floating and depth.

Paul’s fascination with papercuts evolved from cutting paper snowflakes with children.  Being a very accessible medium, papercuts are deeply rooted in folk culture around the world.  In his own work he tries to move away from direct representation, with often not more than the hint of a horizon or the title of a piece as a reference.

The making process is that of drawing with a knife.  It is intuitive, labour intensive and at times meditative.  He works with ideas but without elaborate preliminary sketches and mostly not more than a single pencil line as a guide.  Working freehand with a knife allows him to move away from the physicality of the line and to focus on the language of gesture, movement and form.

Opening Reception: Sunday 18th March 3pm - 5pm