October 24 through November 29, 2019
Aaron Hodge Silver Greenberg
In my work, I interpret contemporary experience and political events through papercuts that are rigorous, beautiful, and thought-provoking. This is a new direction for Jewish papercuts, which traditionally served primarily to embellish holiday and life cycle events.
My papercuts often spring forth from texts and include text in them, and with them I seek to question and reinforce meanings, to comfort and to challenge the viewer, and to evoke a desire to look, think, and discover.
In papercutting, everything you see is defined by the absence around it, something that is true, but often unacknowledged, in our own lived experience.
Aaron Hodge Silver Greenberg has created art in many media over the course of his artistic life, including watercolor and oil painting, intaglio printing, clay sculpture, welded metal sculpture, charcoal and pencil drawing, and more. Over the past decade he has produced papercut artwork, primarily with Hebrew/Jewish text, almost exclusively.
His papercuts have been exhibited at PSJC in Brooklyn, at the St. Paul JCC, the Sabes JCC, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.