Date: April 11 – May 2, 2009
Papershapers opening at Scion’s Culver City gallery was the biggest yet. 1155 people came through to witness an array of exciting paper art in many forms. Tables were set up, furnished with scissors and glue sticks as attendees were given the winning entry from the Giant Robot contest (www.giantrobotshin.com) – a Shin Tanaka template customized by Matt Hawkins – to assemble. Shin Tanaka himself was on-hand, making a rare US appearance, as were many of the other artists. Ryohei Tanaka wowed the crowds with his live scissor-ing skills – creating paper art on the spot.
The show runs through May 2nd so if you are in LA and did not have a chance to attend the opening, definitely stop by and check it out. Click here to view photos from the opening.
*Photo credit: Colin Young-Wolff