browngrotta arts Will Exhibit at 'art on paper,' a New Fair in New York City, March 5 - 8, 2015

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This March browngrotta arts of Wilton. Connecticut, will present inventive works made of handmade, recycled and commercial paper by artists from North America, Europe and Asia at 'art on paper,' Pier 36, New York, New York.

Cityscape of Paper Straws

Karyl Sisson Paper Straw Skyline

The fair will focus on “the notion of what a work on paper can be”, says the director of 'art on paper,' Max Fishko.

From March 5 through March 8, 2015 at Pier 36, 299 South Street, in New York City, browngrotta arts will exhibit at 'art on paper,' which Artnet has dubbed "a new kind of art fair". Many artists cut, fold or print on paper. The international contemporary artists whose work browngrotta arts will exhibit at 'art on paper' take a more immersive approach to the medium, treating it as material – stacking, molding, carving and weaving it, as others would wood, linen, clay or marble.

Toshio Seikiji of Japan and Chris Drury of the UK, for example, use paper like fabric — weaving, stitching and etching on newspapers, maps and other paper to create arresting assemblages. Others of the artists featured by browngrotta arts recycle to create their works, including Kazue Honma who creates object of Japanese telephone books, Dona Anderson who creates vessels of dress pattern paper and Korean artist, Jin-Sook So’s collages of old Korean texts. Karyl Sisson’s striking cityscape is composed of paper straws. Hisako Sekijima of Japan and Sylvia Seventy from the US, mold paper pulp – in Seventy’s case, to create paper bowls populated with found and other objects. Scandinavians, Jane Balsgaard of Denmark and Merja Winquist of Finland, create three-dimensional sculptures. In Balsgaard’s case, she makes the paper she uses from materials gathered near her summer home in Sweden. American Mary Merkel-Hess uses gampi paper, papier-mâché and reed to create sculptural baskets forms and bas relief wall works.

Working alongside its Beneficiary Partner, The Brooklyn Museum, and its Presenting Partner, The Wall Street Journal, 'art on paper' will bring the best in modern and contemporary art to downtown New York’s Pier 36. The fair will focus on “the notion of what a work on paper can be”, says its director, Max Fishko. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a VIP party from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Fair opens at 11; Friday and Saturday it closes at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m.

For more information visit: or or call Tom Grotta at browngrotta arts: 203-834-0623. Follow browngrotta arts' blog, arttextstyle:
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browngrotta arts represents the work of more than 100 international contemporary textile and fiber artists. The firm has published 43 art catalogs and placed art work in dozens of private and corporate collections in the US and abroad, as well as in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum. browngrotta arts’ website,, and its blog,, are destination sites for art consultants, interior designers, collectors and practitioners. The Daily Art Muse has called the website “a treasure trove of information on art textiles and fiber sculpture, featuring more than 1,000 images, links to video, blogs and podcasts, perspectives on art, artists, collecting and criticism” that offers an “eye-popping virtual tour of the fiber arts world.”

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