Paul Lambert: Paper Light & Shadow
Paper Light & Shadow, is the newest collection of lighted paper sculpture installations to come from the creative mind of local artist Paul Lambert. The exhibition will be displayed at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the months of September and October, and opens with a First Friday Reception from 5pm-8pm on September 2nd. An October 7th First Friday Reception is also planned from 5-8pm.
Paul was drawn to this particular medium during a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass a few years ago. While the glasswork was fascinating, he was even more intrigued by the play of light and shadow. "The ability of glass to filter light and create shadows of shape, color and motion on surrounding surfaces was amazing" comments Paul. He was immediately inspired. Since Paul is not a glass-blower and did not have the resources to begin experimenting with glass at that moment, he had to get creative. He found that he could take the idea of very simple materials and presentation methods to create three dimensional sculptures. "I had a supply of various paper types at home and could certainly spring for some more without creating my own financial crisis" says Paul. Paper Light & Shadow was born.
Paul first exhibition of paper installations, also titled Paper Light & Shadow, opened in August 2009 and was very well received. It included pieces such as a sizeable installation in which separate wall mounted paper panels created a composite shadow on the wall and floor, and another piece which was a series of large lanterns that can be stacked and restacked to change the light and shadow images.
The work included in the September show builds upon these pieces, introduces new ideas and promises to be an illuminating exhibition.