This 2-person show, Rock Paper Scissors at FOLD Gallery, is a glorious celebration of paper. I focus here on the two largest pieces, one from each artist, facing one another across the length of the gallery space.
Jo Hummel makes collages and hung constructions of painted and cut paper. These are arranged in carefully considered systems and convey a sense of joyous possibility.
You may just be able to see in the photo below that some sheets, painted on the back, throw coloured shadows.
Ellen Hyllemose has, in stark contrast, a very different approach in her use of the same material. Her piece is shaggy and wild, like some large shamanic cloak.
These strips are also cut, sometimes jaggedly but not torn.
Looking closer the painting is loose and strips are sometimes crumpled and twisted. It may look very organic but, just like in nature, nothing here is random.
While they look so different they have many affinities, something worth remembering in our approach to life.