Julie McLaughlin: Facades of Space Once Shared

March 26, 2019

“Facades of Space Once Shared,” an exhibit by Julie McLaughlin.

Frenzy in the Young Tide Pool

McLaughlin is an Iowa artist who brings an education in printmaking and experience as a theatre costume designer to her sculptural works in handmade paper.

Her passion for pushing the boundaries between paper and textiles has grown from sculptural work based on the corseted silhouette to wearable paper garments using large 6-foot by 9-foot sheets of paper made with Kozo fiber. Currently she is using the shape of the kimono as her matrix for both sculptural and wearable art. Her work is shown internationally.

“I am drawn to the simplicity of the kimono silhouette and to the complexity of the traditions surrounding it,” she says. “I often create background stories relating to a piece as I am working, but I expect viewers to create their own stories as they connect with or interpret my work.”


Exhibit dates:  March 25 – April 18, 2019

Artist Talk and Reception:  April 11, 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

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