Each year Paperhouse Studio hosts a benefit art show called In House, welcoming emerging and established artists to create work highlighting a material so familiar that it is often invisible — paper! This program presents an opportunity for artists, with or without paper making experience, to experiment with the diverse approaches and outcomes of working with handmade paper.
“With its ability to shift from a liquid to solid form, handmade paper allowed the artists to enact embodied gestures of pouring, casting, and modelling the pulp. The projects [the artists] created with Paperhouse Studio build upon practices of collection, manipulation, replication, and fabrication. In dialogue with one another, these sustained actions highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality.”
Section of the exhibition statement for In House 2017 by curator, Sonya Filman