Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery

Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Artist Krzysztof Zarebski looking at Konstantine Bokov’s artworks
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Opening night for Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Toyo Tsuchiya's artwork
Toyo Tsuchiya’s artwork

Paper was originally developed by the Egyptians over 5000 years ago from a marsh grass called Cyperous Papyrus, which was cut in to strips and softened with the muddy waters of the Nile. Paper is, in fact, one of the most popular materials with which to fabricate art; it’s easily accessible and cheap.  It is where it all begins; from childhood to professional art class we have used and will continue to use paper to express ourselves and develop our ideas. On paper—anything is possible.

The winter salon show “Paper trails” at Van Der Plas Gallery explores the use of this material by gallery and guest artists. This exhibition contains over 50 works on paper with different approaches from representational to abstraction and are all priced under $1000 dollars with some pieces at $300. Two of my favorites are by Colleen Blackard, who uses a ballpoint circle technique to create representational images. The second is by Toyo Tsuchiya who is showing old Village Voice pages from 2005 and 2007 in which he blacks out the negative space, leaving only the bodies of different women who are advertising themselves sexually. These pieces seem very personal to me, communicating solidarity and loneliness blended with dark sexual tension. Paper Trails is a great opportunity for art lovers to take home exceptional pieces at affordable prices by nationally and internationally known artists. If you are a collector, then this is your chance to add some incredible pieces at great prices, and if you are not – then start collecting!

Participating artists: Istvan Kantor Amen, Colleen Blackard, Konstontin Bokov, Ford Crull, Peggy Cyphers, Steve Dalachinksy, M. Donovan, Debra Drexler, Kevin Wendall FA-Q, Enrico Gomez, Peter Griffin, Herbert Schager, M. Sivanesan, Fedele Spadafora, Cliff Tisdell, Toyo Tsuchiya, Johan Wahlstrom, Dale Williams and Michele Zalopany.

 

Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery

December 19 – January 25, 2014

156 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 227-8983

 

Article by Jamie Martinez

Photography by Jamie Martinez and Van Der Plas Gallery

Little Sister by Colleen Blackhard
Little Sister by Colleen Blackhard
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Istvan Kantor Amen
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Guests at the opening of Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Artist  Konstantine Bokov in front of his works
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Art by Debra Drexler
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
(Right) Owner Adriaan Van Der Plas with artist Cliff Tidsell (Middle)
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Artist Peggy Cyphers in front of her artworks
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Opening night for Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
A collector reviewing the price list at the opening
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Opening night for Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery
Paper Trails at Van Der Plas Gallery

 

Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez is the founder and publisher of ARTE FUSE contemporary art platform. Jamie is an artist that uses triangulation which is the formation of or division into triangles. His process involves constructing, deconstructing and fragmenting images, data, and information geometrically into triangulated segments whether it’s in painting, sculpture, video, AR/VR or conceptual work. He studied at the International Fine Arts College, Fashion Institute of Technology and the Art Students League. Follow him @TRIANGULISM (instagram and twitter)

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