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Christiane Corcelle: Trees to Paper to Trees

  • Aug 14 — Oct 2, 2021

One year collecting one person's waste paper.

For a full year Christiane Corcelle collected all of her paper waste that she would otherwise have put into the recycling bin. Every week, she was surprised to see the huge amount of paper that had been collected. She wanted to show the amount of trees that were cut for paper that, for the most part, she did not ask for. This project evolved on it's own. Corcelle shredded all the paper and created free form shapes that are both pleasing and strange, resembling trees. Some are still standing and others have fallen.

About the Artist:
Printmaking and installation are Corcelle’s primary forms of artistic expression. In her prints, colors and shapes blend and contrast, creating a quality that is rich and commanding. She plays with layering, the vibrancy of color, and line. Her printmaking process also involves collaging, adding found objects, and sewing. Fascinated by found objects, her installation work explores the visual potential in these objects. For many years, Corcelle has collected discarded objects as a part of her creative process. In her studio located in an old brick mill in Arlington, Massachusetts, one will find used tea-bags, egg-boxes, lost gloves, run-over cans, wine-corks, camembert boxes, rusty pieces of metal found on the street, colorful plastic wrappers, dried banana peels, lost gloves, and much more.

Corcelle’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, China, Vietnam, Peru, and Iceland. Her prints are in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Library, the Art Complex Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association in Hanoi, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China,and Universidade Feevale in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.

On View Aug. 14 - Oct. 2
Opening reception Saturday, August 21, 3:00pm-5:00pm