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Books & Paper P Summer Session 3

BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 4
JULY 2–14, 2023
Kelly Taylor Mitchell
Paper, Collage, and the Archive

The archive is a collection of ephemera, material culture, and memory. It can be self-defined, painfully incomplete, remarkably niche. It may live in a library, online, in boxes in your aunt’s garage, or as a vision in your mind. Students in this workshop will use the archive (any archive) as an origin point for a new body of work. We’ll cover papermaking processes such as sheet forming, pulp painting, inclusions, and blowouts along with image transfer and collage techniques that center play. Come prepared by identifying an archive you will be using and bringing tangible remnants of that archive to use in your explorations. All levels. Papermaking studio. 

Assistant professor and art program director at Spelman College; artist in residence at Atlanta Contemporary, 2022 inaugural Spelman College Affiliate Fellow at the American Academy in Rome; residencies: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop; exhibitions: Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (GA); collections: Harvard Fine Arts Library (MA), Walker Art Center Library (Minneapolis). 

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Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Untitled (Green), handmade pulp, painted cotton, mesh, grommets; hand sewing, 86 x 44 inches
Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Untitled (Green), handmade pulp, painted cotton, mesh, grommets; hand sewing, 86 x 44 inches