Don't Miss Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer on view at the Toledo Museum of art February 6 - May 3, 2015
A limited-edition, signed box set of miniatures, Paper Structures is a hands-on companion to the exhibition Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The images are taken from objects in the show, and viewers are invited to manipulate the pieces in a variety of ways to better understand the works of art. Four elements are included, and each can be set up in different ways as shown. Each of the 250 copies is signed and numbered.
For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests a fascination with machines and machine-like constructions. His drawings are schematic, his dimensional works project into space claiming their own territory and his complex artist books have moving parts. He is fascinated by puzzles and contradictions, metaphors and wordplay, and this curiosity serves in turn to inspire works that are thought-provoking in themselves. A prodigious artist, Pfeiffer’s works on paper have been shown and collected internationally. The nearly 200 limited-edition works of art in this exhibition include drawings, dimensional prints, 3D collage and sculptural and experimental books.