The Sound of Scissors: Paper Characters by Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

On view Jul 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018


Exhibition Type

Temporary

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"The Sound of Scissors" is an art installation featuring paper cut characters by Torben Jalrstrøm Clausen of Odense, Denmark.  Framed characters on the gallery walls have been freed by the artists' scissors to take their true forms - natural, whimsical, and happy.  In addition, a slideshow of photos of the artist's process will be on view accompanied by the sound of the actual scissors working with the paper; photos by Danish photographer Karen Relster, and soundart by Danish composer Robert Cole Rizzi.  

Denmark has a long tradition of paper cutting art, called "papirklip" in Danish. Hans Christian Andersen, the author of beloved children's stories, was also known as a skilled paper cut artist.  Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is a contemporary artist working within that tradition and has shared his art with audiences around the world.  

 

"The Sound of Scissors: Paper Characters by Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen" is on view in the museum's Multimedia Room from July through December 2018.  

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Danish Sisterhood of America, Dronning Margrethe Lodge #15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


 


  • Paper cut character by Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

  • Paper cut character by Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

  • Paper cut character by Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen