In House 2017: Art Show + Silent Auction to Benefit Paperhouse Studio

Paperhouse Studio presents

A Benefit Art Show for Paperhouse Studio | February 24–28, 2017.
Yael Brotman, Melanie Chikofsky, Doug Guildford, Tessar Lo, Tim Manalo, Roula Partheniou, Meghan Price, and Natalie Wood, curated by Sonya Filman

Critical Distance is pleased to host the second annual In House Benefit Art Show for Paperhouse Studio. For 2017, Paperhouse has collaborated with eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, took to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects.

Please join us on February 24th at 6 pm for an Artists’ Panel Discussion at Paperhouse Studio (Suite 102), followed by an opening reception with the curator and many of the artists in the exhibition at Critical Distance (Suite 302) from 7–10 pm. Participate in a draw for the chance to win a variety of exciting prizes!

Also on view in the Third Floor Hallway Gallery the In House Silent Auction features works by twenty-five emerging and established artists: May Babcock, Reg Beatty, Emily Cook, Michelle Forsyth, Alexa Hatanaka, Catherine Heard, Angel Ho, Alison Judd, Annyen Lam, Jenn Law, Aimee Lee, Ness Lee, Paddy Leung, Pam Lobb, Lisa Neighbour, Lauren Nurse, Radha Pandey, Shani K Parsons, Ed Pien, Naz Rahbar, Noah Spivak, Penelope Stewart, Derek Sullivan, Alexei Vella, Shaheer Zazai.

View and bid on artworks from February 17th until the auction’s close at 8:30pm on February 24th.

About Paperhouse Studio
Paperhouse Studio is a vibrant educational and art production facility that provides expertise and a dedicated, fully-equipped studio for artists to discover the potential of handmade paper in their contemporary art practices. Located in Artscape Youngplace in downtown Toronto, the studio is an experimental space in which to explore all manner of paper-related arts. In House is an important fundraiser for Paperhouse Studio; all artwork purchases and draw ticket sales enable support of local artists through specialized paper making facilities, youth outreach and educational programs. Paperhouse thanks all participating artists, sponsors, and draw prize donors.

For more information on the In House Benefit Show including process work and artist biographies please visit

For more information on Paperhouse Studio and its programming, please visit

Paperhouse Studio
Unit 102 at Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5
Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm, and by appointment
647-868-2258 |

Critical Distance Centre for Curators
Suite 302 at Artscape Youngplace
Exhibitions open Friday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, and by appointment

image: Meghan Price, For All That Was Soft (process detail), 2017, cotton, wool, cashmere, and marble

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