Culminating a 4 year - 12 venue tour, the exhibition Papercuts features exquisite hand cut paper works by an international roster of artists.

Born in Australia, France, Czech Republic, Canada, and the United States, Jaq Belcher, Béatrice Coron, Michelle Forsyth, Reni Gower, Lenka Konopasek, Lauren Scanlon, and Daniella Woolf skillfully use simple tools on paper in a process dating back to 6th century China. With great effect, light and shadow transform the ancient technique of papercutting into dynamic contemporary installations filled with delicate illusions. Highlighting slow work wrought by hand, these meditative works are charged with personal narrative, cultural metaphor, and pristine beauty. Papercuts was curated by Reni Gower. By choosing signature pieces by each artist, she re-envisioned the exhibition for its final showing in the VCUQ Art Gallery. This project has been sponsored in part by Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar and Virginia Commonwealth University / VCUarts, Richmond, VA.

Exhibition Dates

16 Sep – 24 Nov 2015

Opening Reception

Wed / 16 Sep / 6:00pm


Free - Open invitation


The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar