Cut, Rolled, and Burnt II - In the Hamptons

August 22 - September 25, 2013

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Elisa Contemporary Art is bringing Cut, Rolled and Burnt out to the Hamptons! The exhibit will run from August 22nd through September 25th at The Design Studio in Bridgehampton, NY .

Our latest exhibit explores four contemporary artists who are taking paper to extremes -- in the pursuit of creating original visions and art.

California Artist, Michael Buscemi began his series of white paper collages began in 2012. He wanted to eliminate all existing media and be left only with light, shape and shadow. He takes extra thick rag paper and with a swift and fluid cut, creates thousands of small, shaped pieces. These severed paper pieces are then built up and layered, allowing the shadows and shapes to organically form, before being set with a polimear gel.

Amy Genser’s exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class she took, while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. Today, she masterfully manipulates paper -- each piece being cut, rolled and stacked -- to mimic organic forms and natural processes. While starting as flat piles of paper, her artwork builds and grows into 3-dimensional constructions filled with color, texture and patterns.

We'll be featuring several new works and you'll have a chance to meet Amy at our Opening Reception on Saturday August 24th from 4-7pm

Don Morris's constructions are carefully manipulated comic book paper pages that are cut and folded to create undulating surfaces filled with gentle peaks and curves. From a distance the viewer sees only the interplay of colors and texture. However, as the viewer is drawn in, the super heroes fly, struggle, and climb. Words bubble from the comic book text and are clearly visible throughout the pieces, allowing the viewer to read the dialog of the action heroes.

Hawaii based artist, Wayne Zebzda was born in Connecticut and started his journey out west attending the San Francisco Art Institute on a full scholarship as a painting major. With day jobs in construction, he integrated the tools of this trade into his art -- creating sculptural and installation works, as well as his carbon smoke drawings made with a blow torch.

We will be having an opening and Special Event reception for this Exhibit:
  • Opening Reception, Saturday, August 24th from 4-7pm
  • What: Cut, Rolled & Burnt II. Manipulated Works of Paper.
  • Artists: Michael Buscemi, Amy Genser, Don Morris, Wayne Zebzda
  • When: August 22 – September 25, 2013
  • Special Events:
  • Join us on Saturday, August 24th for an opening reception from 4-7pm. Meet Amy Genser.
  • Where: The Design Studio, 2393 Main Street, Bridgehampton NY.
  • Hours: Mon-Thur 10 am – 5 pm; Fri-Sat 10 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm