Possibilities of Paper: Select Works by Lucas Artists Fellows (2005-2015)

Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

VENUE: Project Space Gallery


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With over 30 works, this exhibition demonstrates the diverse and innovative ways that Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Fellows have used paper as a vehicle for creative expression. Selected artists have marshaled the creative possibilities of the medium to create abstract, figurative, and text-based works. In their hands, paper has been transformed by paint, ink, print and mixed media; embossed, woven, cut up, converted into collage; and molded and shaped into sculpture.

Possibilities of Paper features highlights from the LAP’s extensive collection of works on paper by its fellows, as well as new commissions and works on loan. Artworks on view were either produced by artists during their stays at the LAP or influenced by their time in residence.

POSSIBILITIES OF PAPER is organized in association with a year-long anniversary celebration of Montalvo’s Residency Program. In 2015, we commemorate the 10-year jubilee of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency as well as the foundation of the third oldest artists residency in the US at Montalvo.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of: Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; James Irvine Foundation; McKnight Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Myra Reinhard Family Foundation; and University Art. 


  • Paper Mahjong Set by Imin Yeh BEGINNING WED, FEBRUARY 11 (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
    Paper Mahjong

    On February 27 Montalvo will open a new exhibition in the Project Space Gallery, entitled Possibilities of Paper: Select Works by Lucas Artists Fellows (2005-2015). This exhibition launches a year-long ...

  • 3D Cutouts by Weston Teruya BEGINNING SUN, MARCH 15 (Project Space Gallery)
    Paper Cutout Workshop

    Join artist Weston Teruya and make paper cutouts based on objects, artifacts, and locations on Montalvo’s grounds. The cutouts will be exhibited in the Project Space Gallery as part ...

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  • Nelly Ben Hayoun, FRI FEBRUARY 27, 2015 6 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Opening Reception for "Possibilities of Paper"

    Join us for an exciting performance by Thea Farhadian and Nehara Kalev, followed by a conversation about the role of an artists residency with Lucas Artists Program Fellows, and a family-friendly paper-making workshop. At 7pm, guests will move into the ...
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  • Tao Urban, Untitled (2011) FRI MAY 29, 2015 6 P.M. (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
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    Closing Celebration for "Possibilities of Paper"

    Look, mingle, taste, and talk…Come celebrate the gallery show Possibilities of Paper with Lucas Artists Programs  before its closing on May 31. Listen in on an engaging conversation with curator Donna Conwell and Lucas Artists Program Director Kelly Sicat ...

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