This Saturday, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco (SFMCD), will be opening a new exhibition, one where the works are made entirely of cardboard.
Titled Elevated Corrugated, it is a group exhibition of ten artists that works exclusively with cardboard, creating innovative and breathtaking sculptures of various scale. Each work focuses on how each participating artist focuses and maximizes the crafting and manipulation of cardboard, instead of having the material as an incidental or insignificant component. In turn, the works alters the perceptions of the seriousness and legitimateness of cardboard as an art medium.
SFMCD’s website offers a sample of Elevated Corrugated, which is a photo of a piece from artist Karen Rudd titled Last Stand: Cedar. The work brilliantly resembles a bottom half of a tree that was freshly chopped down, and would be perhaps be found somewhere in Yosemite National Park. The exhibition is curated by Marc D’Estout, and along with Rudd, the other participating artists include Tom Burckhardt, Scott Fife, Taro Hattori, Kiel Johnson, Mike Leavitt, Jason Schneider, David Sleeth, Michael Stutz, and Ann Weber. Elevated Corrugated in on view until June 22nd. Log on to www.sfmcd.org for more information, including admission and directions on how to get to the museum.