There is an art to paper cutting. Although piercing paper into thin, fragile art forms isn’t new, the papercuts on view at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan are. Seven contemporary artists including papercuts master Reni Gower have created more than 30 works that range from narrative commentaries to structural abstractions and complex installations—”bold statements that celebrate the subtle nuance of hand to paper through a process that traces its origins to 6th century China.”
Interestingly, it’s an all-female show. Be prepared to be awed by Jaq Belcher‘s “Spiral Nine,” it took her 2, 144 cuts, and Daniella Woolf‘s “A Few of Her Favorite Things,” a colorful, 8-foot-long encaustic made of sewn inventory index cards.