Winifred Lutz Paper

April 25, 2007 - June 08, 2007

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 25, 6 - 8pm

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Winifred Lutz
Untitled (wall grotesque yearningfor a breathless floating mountain),  2004
cast pigmented flax paper, hemp paper, flax twine, birch plywood, beech bark sections, copper leaf, aluminum wire, lead shot
bark unit: 14-1/2 x 13 x 7-1/2 inches, paper unit: 4-1/4 x 11-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches
Winifred Lutz

Lutzís sculptural work is a synthesis of making and finding: found organic objects Ė rocks, tree-parts, etc., ó and paper artifacts of her own construction. These elements are fused and balanced to place an emphasis on the work as having happened rather than been made. Pared-down branches and undulating paper solids elegantly address space, balance, volume and form. The artist selects and highlights organic found substances, processes of decay, fragments of trees and stones, echoing and balancing those forms with her own creations.

Widely known for her site-integrated installation sculpture, Winifred Lutz has created major installations and permanent public works in the United States and Europe. Past venues for her installations have included PS1, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Among her permanent public projects are the Garden for The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Memorial to the Pennsylvania Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor in Harrisburg, and Zones of Change, a 425-foot long sculptural landscape for the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Also known for the work she has done in handmade paper over the past 35 years, Winifred Lutz is recognized as a primary innovator in the field of hand papermaking as an art form. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her unique paper casting methods. Her works in paper have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Israel.

Winifred Lutz's work is the recipient of many awards, including a NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, the PEW Fellowship in the Arts, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Visual Artistís Fellowship, and a NYC Creative Time Project Grant. Her work is represented in museum and private collections nationally. She lives and works in Pennsylvania and is currently Laura H. Carnell Professor of Sculpture at Tyler School of Art of Temple University.

There will be an opening reception Wednesday, April 25th, from 6-8 PM. The artist will be present.