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Winifred Lutz

Marilyn Pearl Gallery

Papermaking is making something of an effort to become an art form in its own right these days. Michelle Stuart naturally comes to mind, with her large rubbed hangings; others, like Dorothea Rockburne, with paper edges curling and lifting, expanses of color making compositional references, are replacing the canvas with sheets of paper. Winifred Lutz has worked extensively in paper as an adjunct to her large sculptures. While her outdoor constructions and site-oriented pieces are large in scale, her handmade paper works are more intimate, though sometimes making larger sculptural references. The sculpture connection comes mainly through Lutz’s use of wooden paper-molding forms. These may actually be used as a shaping element, or inserted as indications of the process.

Tanya’s Set makes the most obvious use of the wooden form. It’s a two-part piece, wooden mold and dowels hanging on the left,

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