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Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné

An exhibition highlighting new and ambitiously scaled work in handmade paper, featuring eight artists.


Dec 5, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020
Tue - Fri, 11AM - 7PM;
Sat - Sun, 11-5PM;
Closed Mondays


FREE Admission


Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Tricia Wright, Pandora's Box (detail), 2019

EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Dec 5, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Wed, Dec 4, 2019 from 7-9PM




Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, presents the work of eight artists who participated in Dieu Donné’s Brooklyn-based Workspace Program residency. This exhibition highlights new and ambitiously scaled work in handmade paper, featuring artists Swoon, Noel Anderson, Lesley Dill, Candy Gonzalez, Lina Puerta, Paul Wong, Saya Woolfalk, and Tricia Wright.

Referencing the body through the skin-like texture of handmade paper, and the labor involved in papermaking, the works harness the medium of hand papermaking to examine underrepresented and misrepresented bodies. Paper has long been an apt tool for questioning hegemonic structures of language and cultural norms, most commonly through its ubiquitous presentation as printed documents and books. In Present Bodies, paper becomes a unique visual force presenting works that ultimately seek to present our human bodies in ways not seen before.

For more information on tours of this exhibition for school groups, please visit our BRIC House Tours page.


Dieu Donné is a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving established and
emerging artists through the collaborative creation of contemporary art using the process of hand
papermaking. Dieu Donné was founded in 1976 by Susan Gosin and Bruce Wineberg to explore
the untapped potential of hand papermaking as an art medium. They introduce artists from a wide
variety of practices to the creative possibilities in hand papermaking, fostering experimentation
and creating innovative works of art. Their work is realized through extensive collaborations with
artists. Dieu Donné strives to teach a new visual language, providing a transformative experience
that often leads to artistic breakthroughs.

Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

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