Thursday, 26 July 2012

Collective Works together for Calgary Community Project

Needs, 2012 by Paperdolls, mixed media on paper,
 (Alana Sproule, Jill Price, Liz Eakins and Lee Richmond)
Last Saturday the Paperdolls spent Saturday brainstorming upcoming opportunities and creating collective collage works.  Playing pass the paper, this rarely stopped anyone from reaching over the piece in front of them to add to a piece across the table. At the end of the day, we selected a work to send out to a cool project in Calgary called Papergirl, which will showcase works on paper from across Canada in the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts from August 8th til 17th.  After the show, all of the works will be rolled up like newspapers and distributed free of charge into the community.  The idea of giving away artwork for free usually makes me cringe, as it somehow seems to undervalue what we do as artists.  However in this case, our afternoon of fun wasn't as much as about producing a masterpiece as it was about nurturing and getting to know our community within the collective, and so to send out a work for this cool concept seemed appropriate.  Come to the closing reception at the Double Door Gallery to see the other 4 works created collectively as well as engage with the final independent installations by all artists involved.  Want to get your hands dirty?  You can still make a paper mache farmer doll to add to the stack of the "forgotten farmers" piled up in my installation called "Unfed".  See you Saturday from 12 - 4 for snacks and fun!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Big day tomorrow at Double Door Gallery!

Tomorrow is the day when the paper dolls will come together to brainstorm our next projects, make collaborative works, and invite the public to make paper collages and sculptures along side us as we work towards the completion of our installation to be opened next week.  Don't want to get your hands dirty, then simply take a seat and read one of the many zines illustrated and written by Alana Sproule.  Her wacky sarcastic sense of humour will have you in stitches.  Be sure to pack a lunch or snack if you are coming for the full afternoon.  Check out the existing elements of the show by visiting this link. Installation Shots of Unbound Exhibition in Anten Mills

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Paperdolls at Double Door!

The Paperdolls are showing at Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills! Our name is on the sign and everything, our first show as a collective and it's going to be a good one.

The Paperdolls at this show are: Jill Price, Liz Eakins, Jenn Guerin, Lee Richmond and Alana Sproule.

Unbound: Women united by paper
A collection of work by the Paperdolls Collective
Double Door Gallery
4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Anten Mills, Ontario
July 14 to July 29 (The Paperdolls will be in the gallery Saturdays and Sundays noon to 4pm, all other times by chance or appointment)

Closing Reception: Saturday July 28, 12-4pm

During the month of July, five female artists will be working collaboratively at the Double Door gallery to create a series of installations and works on paper. Join in on the fun each Saturday and Sunday from 12 til 4 or simply check out the finished works on Saturday, July 28th. Have unwanted works on paper, handmade papers or cool collaging scraps of the stuff, donate it to artists who will treasure it.