Artist Hightlights:Beatrice Coron
Brooklyn in the summer is a perfect place for exploration and adventure! One of the things I recently stumbled upon was Muriel Guepin Gallery’s spring exhibition “JUXTAPOSED” which ran till May 29th featured the paper cut works of Beatrice Coron. The intricate detail of her papercut pieces in the gallery window literally made me stop in my tracks and spend a few minutes exploring the elaborate world Beatrice created simply with paper and scissors!
Beatrice is a New York based artist, and many New Yorkers may have already seen her work in subway cars through the MTA’s Arts for Transit program. Her work has been displayed in places like the Getty, Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum.
Ms. Coron mainly works in papercuts, but she has also tackled public art utilizing her paper cut technique to create metal cutout pieces. She’s also done a number of books and illustrations. Beatrice’s work focuses on ideas of place, identity and narrative. She creates new worlds and plays with positive and negative space. There is something playful in her work, and the craft is amazing when you consider the scope of each piece and that each is made with one piece of paper and a pair of scissors!
According to Beatrice, ” My work tells stories. I invent situations, cities and worlds. These compositions include memories, associations of words, ideas, observations and thoughts that unfold in improbable juxtapositions. These invented worlds have their own logic and patterns. Images are conveyed through words, whether automatic writing or premeditated scenes. My creative inspiration comes from a text, a poem, the news or from a philosophical concept that can be reduced to a mere title.” She is a fellow explorer here in Brooklyn and her work is well worth getting lost in!
Upcoming shows include:
Artist Website: www.beatricecoron.com/
Artist Represented by: Muriel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY murielguepingallery.com