May 08 2017
Lien Truong will be participating in the 44th Art on Paper exhibition at the Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA. The work on view is taken from Truong’s series Musings of an Origin, which examines the American narrative formed through colonization, diverse immigrant groups and slaves.
Art on Paper celebrates contemporary art in which the use of paper—either as surface or material—is a primary concern. Since 1965, this dynamic survey has uniquely taken the pulse of contemporary art by showcasing artworks made on or with paper. This year’s installation features compelling new work by twenty-five artists from across the country. From exquisitely rendered ink drawings and densely layered collages to embroidered pages and “plucked” paper constructions, each artist has taken full advantage of paper’s astonishing possibilities as both surface and structure. In their hands the medium’s flexibility and facility has been used to explore a breadth of themes—from family relationships to geography, science fiction to ancient history, the natural world to digital technology. Visitors are sure to encounter works that both resonate with personal experiences and inspire new ways of thinking.
Selections from each Art on Paper exhibition are acquired by the Weatherspoon Art Museum for The Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which now numbers more than 500 works of art. The collection includes noteworthy and established artists such as Robert Smithson, Howardena Pindell, Joseph Stella, Louise Bourgeois, and Lee Krasner. Contemporary artists added to the collection through Art on Paper include Amy Cutler, Elliott Hundley, Diana al-Hadid, and Rosemarie Fiore.
Artists featured in Art on Paper 2017 include Julie Alpert, Gerry Bannan, Marianne Barcellona, Maria Berrio, Pamela Cardwell, Martha Clippinger, Steven M. Cozart, Vandorn Hinnant, Matthew Kluber, Annie Lopez, Jennifer Meanley, Tracy Miller, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Renzo Ortega, Andrew Scott Ross, Mariam Aziza Stephan, Caleb Taylor, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Lien Truong, Jina Valentine, Laura Vandenburgh, Neha Vedpathak, Amanda Wagstaff, and Saya Woolfalk.