On view from October 25th, 2014-January 25, 2015, PAPER/WEIGHT was a three-person exhibit of artists who used the materiality of paper and its printed surface to create works that belie the thinness and fragility of its construction.
The three artists, Stacy Greene, Jill Stoll and Maria Levitsky all have backgrounds in photography. The exhibit presented work that extended the medium of photography to include found printed matter, handmade paper, hand and computer-assisted laser cutting as well as traditional photographic prints.
Jill Stoll’s artful handmade mail-art postcards are available through a subscription-only process, and are fabricated out of recycled photographic prints, found magazine imagery and laser-cut paper shapes with over-lays of hand-typed text. The edges interrupt the cut-outs, with polka dot excerpts of vintage silver gelatin prints containing miniature slices of landscapes, like quotations from lines of poetry. The pieces are displayed in hanging grids of transparent pockets, making both sides visible. The work is both intimate and universal, small enough to hold yet reaching as far as the post office will go.
The exhibit took place in the newly renovated Chateau Curioso, an alternative space in a house in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the 9th Ward of New Orleans.
Maria Levitsky, Curator