March 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Shumei America
2430 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
Jane Imai
IN FULL BLOOM - The Art of Hand Made Paper Exhibit @ Shumei America  | Pasadena | California | United States

Exhibit open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. March 13 though March 31st
323-876-5528; Free Parking in the lot.

Although most papers today are machine made, artist Annie Alexander discovered that beauty is in handmade paper itself instead of putting beauty onto another surface. Alexander’s papers have a serene, minimalistic quality to them. The papermaking process so intrigued Alexander, that she stopped painting and began creating exciting art pieces out of linen tablecloths and old blue jeans, along with wild plant fibers. An avid observer of nature, Alexander includes insect wings and flower blossoms in her work. Scale is an important element in her designs so her handmade paper sculptural works are as large as 4 by 8 feet.

“Handmade Paper in Bloom” is a unique solo art exhibit showing over 15 visually inspiring art pieces. The show has been extended to May 15, 2017, at the Shumei Hall Gallery, 2430 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Annie Alexander artfully resurrects
familiar elements that become
robust yet ephemeral layers of
light and texture in her exquisite handmade paper.