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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 29, 2016

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER CONSTRUCTIONS EXHIBITION
< SEPTEMBER 23, to OCTOBER 28, 2016>
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara will exhibit Japanese Handmade Paper ‘Washi’ Constructions by Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser. The exhibition will celebrate 50 years of friendship with Santa Barbara Sister Cities an organization affiliated with Toba, Japan
Marilyn Helsenrott Hochhauser‘s works of art are handmade, Japanese Paper Constructions. These incredible fabrications, of wet pulp have been manipulated into abstract and dimensional shapes. The artist creates and contemporary and innovative perspectives on the use of handmade paper for the viewer.
The artist’s work demonstrates the creative influence of having traveled to Japan to learn the ancient process of papermaking. The artwork seen in exhibition will introduce you to the artist’s process of making paper which is fundamental to her work. Taking wet pulp, she manipulates, the pulp by tearing, pinching and gouging the material to sculpt abstract constructions. Once dry, she sews or pins them to one another, then draws erratic and distorted configurations and images, in deep black and color. She also attaches found objects onto the surfaces of the constructions to complete the work. These creations open and stimulate further explorations for future work.
The artist’s has a history of working in various mediums and subject matter, continually exploring the dialogue between realism and abstraction.
website, www.arthochhauser.com
For more information, contact artist, 805-964-5102

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