Artists and Washi: The Seduction of Japanese Paper
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre
Members $10 | Public $12 | Students $8
In 1982 Nancy Jacobi began showing artists and bookbinders beautiful papers from the trunk of her car. Today she owns The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto, the world's largest source of Japanese paper outside of Japan. Her particular passion is for traditional Japanese handmade papers; current production of high quality washi remains virtually unchanged over 1000 years. Handle samples of some of the best washi available today, learn about traditional and contemporary papermaking in Japan and, through works from the AGO collection, see how Rembrandt, Whistler, Gauguin, Munch, Goodwin and Motherwell, among others, admired and used this versatile paper.