The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, will host “Art on Paper 2019: The 45th Exhibition,” the museum’s 45th edition of the annual show. The exhibition opens on February 3, 2019, and will be on view through May 5, 2019.
Held first in 1965, the museum’s “Art on Paper” exhibition has charted a history of Contemporary art through outstanding works on paper in the past 45 years. The exhibition celebrates Contemporary art in which the use of paper — either as surface or material — is a primary concern.
“Art on Paper,” the museum says, “offers community members the exciting opportunity to purchase art, as all works in the show are for sale. Proceeds go directly to the artists and their galleries. The Dillard Fund and ‘xpedx’ have provided long-standing support for the Weatherspoon to acquire selections from each ‘Art on Paper’ exhibition for The Dillard Collection of Art on Paper, which now numbers over 570 examples.”
The collection includes works noteworthy and established artists such as Robert Smithson, Howardena Pindell, Joseph Stella, Louise Bourgeois, and Lee Krasner. Works by contemporary artists Diana al-Hadid, Amy Cutler, Rosemarie Fiore, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Saya Woolfalk are also part of the collection.
The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon. It will take place at the museum’s The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery.