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CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Enter a world of paper being manipulated, folded, cut, and explored, through large scale installations, sculptures, drawings, origami, 2D and 3D paper cuts. Using reclaimed maps, newspapers, paper pulp and more, Purely Paper features five Vancouver artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary paper.
Rachael Ashe - cut work
Anyuta Gusakova - sculpture
Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi -drawing
Connie Sabo - installation
Joseph Wu -origami
Rachael Ashe is a multidisciplinary artist who began her career as a graduate of the Creative Photography program at Humber College. Over the past five years her focus has evolved from photography to paper-based work, notably altered book sculpture, paper cutting and paper based installations.
Anyuta Gusakova relocated to Vancouver in 2009 in order to pursue a career developing her craft. She has been focusing on refining her own vision in diverse sculpting mediums from porcelain to paper pulp.
Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi is a Vancouver based artist working with different mediums of drawing video and installation. Her recent body of work is a series of large drawings on paper concerned with the potential of drawing to create an illusion of another world, a transitional psychological state which aims to pull viewers in.
Connie Sabo grew up in East Vancouver, graduated from UBC in 1982 and received the Governor General’s Medal of Excellence from the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2003. Her sculpture and mixed media installations are often site-specific, exploring issues of cycles and sustainability.
Joseph Wu encountered origami as a child, folding paper since the age of three. Unlike most people, he continued practicing his craft, and began creating original designs at the age of eleven. Joseph continues to be an active participant in the international origami community and his work has been shown internationally at both conventions and art gallery shows.
For more information, see the CityScape Community Art Space page.