October 23 – November 3, 2019
From a Call for Submissions, this juried exhibition presents 39 artists who created new works exploring the multiple qualities of Sekishu Washi, a traditional Japanese paper. Sekishu Washi has been produced by hand for over 1400 years on the west coast of Japan in what is now Shimane (formerly Sekishu) Prefecture. This labour intensive tradition, using renewable 100% Japanese kozo bark, has been designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Property.
Best in Show- Teresa Cullen – Storm at Shore – ink painting
Runner up – Reza Alibiadi – Seven Veils – light and shadow (cut on layers of paper)
Jennifer Kennard – Umbilicara Banner– ice resist, embroidery, lichen dye, konnyaku compilation
Sharron Corrigan Forrest – Keys of the Rowan – ink wash, cut Sekishu, covered armature wire sculpture
Susan Ruptash – Resist – ripped and rejoined washi mounted on Moriki kobo
Noriko Yamamoto – Sora (Sky) – sculpture with sumi-dyed washi
Stephanie Cloutier – What Lies Beneath II – stitching with embroidery floss
Reza (RZLBD) Aliabadi, Laurie Walker Benson, Carlina Chen, Agnès Clairand, Stephanie Cloutier, Sandie Collins, Sharon Corrigan Forrest, Teresa Cullen, Schuyler DeMarinis, Sharon Dembo, Susan Farquhar, Ruth Greenlaw, Paula Huisman, Jennifer Kennard, Deborah Klatt, Michelle Letarte, Joann Maplesden, Linda Marshall, Arlene McCallum, Liz Menard, Giuseppe Morano, Deborah Ann Morris, Eric Mummery, Steven Murray, Pria Muzumdar, Tessa Noreen, Atia Pokorny, Dominique Prevost, Andrew Ross, Susan Ruptash, Danielle Shatz, Gabriella Solti, Svetlana Swinimer, Rennie Taylor, Lucinda Vandenieuwegiessen, Linda VanWyk, Isabella Vella, Noriko Yamamoto, and Anna Yuschuk.
Curator: Nancy Jacobi
Jurors: Naoko Matsubara, Cybèle Young, David Kaye
Organizers for Propeller: Michelle Letarte, Sharron Forrest and Dominique Prevost
People’s Choice Awards (2) (in kind certificates for paper at The JPP) by ballot at Propeller Art Gallery and presented to the selected artist and one voter at the Curator’s Talk & Meet the Artists on November 3.