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David Risley Gallery is pleased to announce Paper show, featuring 17 international artists.

Paper Show began as a back to basics. Thinking about the site of the 1st draft, the initial idea, the note on a scrap of paper. The paper itself.

Paper is the common denominator across diverse practices and ideological positions. It is the common material of writers, musicians, architects and artists. It links artists of all disciplines; painting, photography, sculpture, performance. It is a democratic, non-hierarchical material, which cuts across theoretical stances and connects the coldly conceptual with the wildly expressionistic.

The artists here use paper as a considered and essential element within the work, not merely as a convenient support. Several of the works take paper as subject rather than material. Others as a meeting place, a battlefield, a document, a marker of time, a gift.

What began as a back to basics has inevitably become complex.

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Paper Show.

Künstler: Helen Frik, Ulrik Heltoft, Eri Itoi, Jadranka Kosorcic, Sara Mackillop, Philomene Pirecki, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Jack Vickridge, Anna Fro Vodder, Ane Mette Hol, Ryan Gander, Henry Krokatsis, Klaus Thejl Jacobsen, Michael Simpson, Emma MacNally, Christian Vind, Adam Thomas