I just thought I’d put in a word for a current exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery . Called The First Cut, the exhibition features 31 international artists who cut, sculpt and manipulate paper, transforming this humble material into works of art.
Giant sculptures that spiral from the wall; a walk-through forest of paper trees and miniature worlds that explode from vintage staple boxes or emerge from the page of a book.
Flocks of birds and butterflies cut from maps appear alongside artworks that feature dark fairytale imagery. Guns and grenades fashioned from paper currency and sinister silhouettes comment on social, political and economic issues.
On until Sunday 27 January 2013
Manchester Art Gallery
And,in the meantime, here's wishing everyone a calm and peaceful Christmas!