Studio Squared | Paper as Surrogate Self

Firelei Báez
To write fire until it is every breath (detail), 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 108 × 192 in.
Courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
Photo: Adam Reich

Jun 10, 2018

Studio Museum 127, 429 W. 127th St.

Adult Programs, Art-Making Workshops

Inspired by Firelei Báez's paper-sculpting techniques, which often treat the surface as skin, this hands-on workshop invites participants to investigate the material qualities of a page as they transform paper scraps from their own personal archives. We encourage participants to bring photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, and other two-dimensional items of personal significance that they would like to integrate into their work.

Studio Squared is the Museum's series of informal, art-making workshops aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each hands-on workshop is led by an exhibiting artist or Museum educator and explores a theme and creative process highlighted in the works on view.