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Dieu Donné is a leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to serving established and emerging artists through the collaborative creation of contemporary art using the process of hand papermaking.

2015 Paper Variables

Gina Beavers & Brock Enright
New Works in Paper

June 11 – July 18, 2015

Paper Variables is an opportunity to collect art by renowned contemporary artists at an affordable price while making an important contribution to the creation of new work in handmade paper. Paper Variables projects incorporate the unique “wet studio” processes that are available to artists at Dieu Donné. Embracing the egalitarian spirit of the traditional edition, this artist-driven series produces new works in collaboration with our studio staff, featuring unique touches of the artist’s hand. Each year, a variety of artists work in collaboration with our studio staff to create dynamic new works for this series. Subscribers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase these works by becoming a Dieu Donné Subscriber or Star level member, beginning at $550 until June 10, 2015, and receive the advantage of early selection.

About the Editions

Ombre Lip Tutorial is a new Paper Variables commission by Gina Beavers. Working with Studio Collaborator Amy Jacobs, the artist created an edition of 36 low-relief pulp paintings made with cotton and pigmented linen paper pulp. In four grids of nine, each work shows a different step in the process of a make-up application technique, and each grid reflects a different color effect.

Brock Enright created out there, a cast paper bas relief based on the classic Ouija talking board. Enright worked collaboratively with Artistic Director Paul Wong to hand paint 35 individual board backgrounds with pigmented linen paper pulp. Each edition is accompanied by a cotton ‘oracle’ or planchette based on the device for maneuvering around the board to answer questions or spell words.


About the Artists

Gina Beavers received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, and works in Brooklyn, New York. Solo presentations of her work have been at Clifton Benevento Gallery, New York; Nudashank, Baltimore; James Fuentes, New York; Fourteen30, Portland, OR; Retrospective, Hudson, NY; and Material Art Fair, Mexico City. Her work has been included in group shows at the Kentucky Museum of Contemporary Art; Abrons Art Center, New York; Canada Gallery, New York; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications including the New York Times, Artforum, the New Yorker and Modern Painters. In 2015 her work will be included in the group exhibitions Muscular curated by artist John McAllister at Kansas Gallery, New York, (June) and Let’s Get Figurative at Nicelle Beauchene (October). Beavers will have a solo presentation at Michael Benevento in Los Angeles. She is represented by Clifton Benevento in New York.

Brock Enright was born in Norfolk, VA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Enright has held solo shows at Kate Werble Gallery, NY; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO; Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK. His work has been exhibited at venues including MoMA PS1, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; and Royal Academy of Art, London. Enright is the subject of a 2009 feature length documentary titled Good Times Will Never Be The Same. Brock Enright is represented by Kate Werble Gallery in New York.