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On Wednesday, August 6th, the Center will host an Artist Talk featuring Béatrice Coron, Iviva Olenick, and Ximena Pérez Grobet, who are all exhibiting their works in Livres d’Artiste d’Aujourd’hui: Interdisciplinary Collaborations. Leading up to the Talk, we will write a Spotlight featuring each artist.
Béatrice Coron tells stories in illustrations, book arts, fine arts and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She adapts her papercut designs in metal, stone and glass. She also creates works in stone, rubber, and digital media. Among many places, Coron’s papercuts were shown at Slash at the Museum of Arts & Design and she spoke about her creative process at TED.
Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art Center and The Getty.
Béatrice’s statement on Cut Stories:
“Stories give meaning to everything, from mythical legends to journalistic reports, from marketing strategies to political ideologies: the story is always for free, and it’s the bait, the cure and the hope.
For the last 15 years, I have been exploring visual storytelling in artist books, paper cutting and public art. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, I stage narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies.
These visual chronicles record archetypal stories that transcend time and space. My goal is to invite the public to pause and bring their own ideas finding personal interpretation to reclaim their imaginative powers.”
In August, Béatrice will be leading a workshop in Papercutting Explorations at the Center for Book Arts. Listen to her Artist Talk on Wednesday, August 6th, from 6:30pm.