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OBJECT IMPERMANENCE


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ON THE COVER IDYLWILD Acrylic by HANNAH ADAMASZEK

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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BEN QUESNEL

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AGATA CZEREMUSZKIN-CHRUT

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ASHLEY LEBEDEV

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DINA BRODSKY

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ERIKA JANAVICUT

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NINA AKIN

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LEAH PIPERGAS

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HANNAH ADAMASZEK

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JORDAN CLAYTON

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JOHN REUSS

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TAURIN ROBINSON

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MELANIE BERNIER

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NATASHA KILLEEN

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FOREWORD Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be observed (seen, heard, touched, smelled or sensed in any way). Object permanence is considered to be one of the natural steps in the developmental pathway of a child. When we're little children, we don't know that something is still there when we can't see it, which is what makes playing games like peek a boo with a baby so fun. Babies are surprised to see us appear after having been obscured, and surprise, in a baby, usually manifests in joy and laughter. But somewhere along the way, as we grow into adults, we figure out that just because we can't see something, that doesn't mean it isn't there.. We lose a sense of joy when something we couldn't see suddenly reappears, because we simply took for granted that it was still there. Artists are always playing with our generally accepted ideas about reality, and what we can and cannot assume exists. Maybe it's the role of art to bring us back to that child-like place where we question whether something is actually there when we're not looking at it. That's why we've titled the second Papercut All Art Issue Object Impermanence. Dina Brodsky’s surreal interior paintings depict rooms that seem to hold secrets that will reveal themselves in the moment just past the one we can see, and Jordan Clayton’s organic abstract work make us feel like we’re seeing inside our own bodies. From the disembodied disco balls of Leah Pipergas, to Melanie Bernier’s fabric life saving devices and vices, these artists test the way we perceive the world around us. We hope that the art in this issue will bring you back to a place where you experience genuine joy and wonder at what you see. We are delighted to bring you Object Impermanence.

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PAPERCUT CREATIVE ARTS TEAM ART EDITOR Liz Hall CREATIVE DIRECTOR Margaret Walsh GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT Amber Cunningham

PAPERCUT EXECUTIVE TEAM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Hayley Maybury CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Jamall Oluokun DIRECTOR OF CONTENT Jessica Young MARKETING DIRECTOR Shomari Miller WEB DEVELOPER Jason DePeaux

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GIRL 2 Oil on Cardboard 26" x 26" 2014

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LEFT BLUE DOT RIGHT COLLISION

GIRL 3 Oil on Cardboard 29" x 24" 2014 8

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GIRL 7 Oil on Cardboard 48" x 42" 2014 9


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GIRLS 8 Oil on Cardboard 36" x 48" 2014

SUNRISE 11


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GIRL 4 Oil on Cardboard 64" x 48" 2014


GIRL 6 Oil on Cardboard 29" x 24" 2014

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GIRLS 5 Oil on Cardboard 48" x 64" 2014

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IPHONE Oil and Sharpie on Cardboard 22" x 17" 2014 16

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HAPPY MEAL 1 Oil, Mirror, & Mixed Media on Cardboard 48" x 29" 2014

RIGHT DECOMPRESS Watercolor 17


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HANDBAG Sharpie, Glue, Cardboard & Joint Compound 12" x 11" x 7" 2014

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AGATA CZEREMUSZKINczeremuszkin.com

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#1 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#2 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#6 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#5 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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“I avoid over-intellectualizing, I do not like to fill my art with gibberish information, socially or politically correct.�

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#4 Diptych, Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#10 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

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MEAT&GEOMETRY#6 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

MEAT&GEOMETRY#7 Acrylic/Oil on Canvas 2014

“The Meat&Geometry cycle consists of the result of observation and fascination with the biological processes, as well as that which is carnal, nonaesthetic, and common among all living organisms. The concept is based on the contrast between the organic and the technical. What is organic, even if beautiful, is generally perceived as bilious, nonaesthetic, and irritating. Living organisms—plants, animals, and finally the human—live. However, they are also subject to biological processes like rotting and decay. Following the period of growth or increased development comes the slow process of dying. The cycle comes full circle—nothing is permanent. I'm fascinated by the contrast between those two worlds, which are seemingly disjunctive yet existing so close to each other: biology and physicality against modernity, the city and the cold spaces of industrial, post-factory halls or dehumanized interiors of office buildings.”

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ASHLEY LEBEDEV FAERIELAND

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FALCON Model: Gabi Surbrook


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COUNTENANCE 37


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“Faerieland is a dark fairytale, told much in the eerie style of old children’s books and symbolizes the struggle of human experiences in severing itself from its origins (nature, ourselves) and what it looks like and means to go back to it. This collection is brought into being through specific metaphorical characters and the places they live around & within, all meant to symbolize and represent the personalities, challenges & agendas we experience in the journey back from somewhere so far from ourselves, so far from home.�

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ALLEGORY Model: Olga Ivanova 41


THE SEER Model: Jessica Collette

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ELEMENTAL 43


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HALL OF WATERS Model: Dasha Ermolenko

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THE GRASSLANDS Model: Joy PHillips

CHANNELING

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THROUGH THE FORESTS OF BASTIAN Model: Joy Phillips

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SOVEREIGN

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THE RAVEN Model: Ashley Rae Weisz

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OVERTURE

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DINA BRODSKY dinabrodsky.com

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INSIDE OUT Oil on Mylar 6" x 6" 2013

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RIP ARTIST Digital Art 56

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ALBUQUERQUE Oil on Mylar 6" x 11" 2012 57


TRADING POST Oil on Mylar 8" x 8" 2012 58

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTION Oil on Mylar 8" x 8" 2012

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I WAKE TO SLEEP Oil on Plexiglass 8" x 8" 2013 60

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AND TAKE MY WAKING SLOW Oil on Mylar 9" x 9" 2014 61


GOLDEN Oil on Mylar 9" x 9" 2013

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VACANT Oil on Mylar 8" x 8" 2013 63


ERIKA JANAVICUT

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REMOTE DREAMS

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ALTER EGO

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NIKA AKIN

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THE WATCHER Watercolor on Paper


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LEAH PIPERGAS

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HANNAH ADAMASZEK hannahchloe.com

MIDSUMMER STORM Acrylic on Canvas 91


HEYOKA Acrylic on Wood 92

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AUTUMN HILL Acrylic on Canvas

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ELECTRIC LOVE Acrylic on Canvas

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LYRA Acrylic on Canvas

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IDYLWILD Acrylic on Canvas

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MARMALADE SKIES Acrylic on Canvas

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GOLDEN ARROW Acrylic on Canvas

KEYS OPEN YOURS Acrylic on Canvas 100

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JORDAN CLAYTON

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MENTAL COBWEBS

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VENA CAVA 105


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CLITELLATA

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JOHN REUSS

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HYDRA Acrylic, Chalk & Charcoal on Canvas 2013

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BOY IN BLUE Acrylic on Canvas 2013

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“The world I depict is not a physical location in space and time. It is an inner world; a world where thought, emotion and raw cognition defines not only the figures, but also the space they inhabit. For me, the creative process is a key to that inner, psychological world—balancing on the border of the conscious and subconscious and revolving around themes like how we relate to the world we live in, the definition of “self” contra the surrounding world, our bodily integrity and mortality. My work often deals with issues such as alienation, loneliness, and the pursuit of an unattainable inner harmony. In general, I am very interested in the inner life of people, and that carries through in the way my figures turn out. Their various disfigurements, missing body parts and multiple angles is a symbol of their psychology and cognitive mechanisms.“

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SEVERED HEAD Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas 2014 113


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MIRROR ME Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas 2013

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TAURIN ROBINSON

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STILL Conte Crayon on Art Paper/Digital 2014


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MELANIE BERNIER melaniebernier.com

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COLORS 50/50 Vinyl, Thread, Wood, Spraypaint & Marker 120

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FIRST AID KIT Baggie: Vinyl, Thread Joint: Wood, Spray Paint, Marker Weed: Wool 7" x 3" x 2.5" and 5" x 3" x 2.5" 2014

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LIFESAVER Vinyl, Tencel, Thread, Rope, Polyfil, Newspaper Bags, Wood. 22" x 22" x 4" 2014

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LEFT MARY KATRANTZOU AW13 Pencil, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Photography, Collage, Photoshop RIGHT LINDSEY WIXSON GOES PUNK FOR JEREMY SCOTT Pencil, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Photoshop 126

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TORPEDO BUOY Tencel, Vinyl, Thread, Canvas 30" x 22.5" 2013

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TRASH URN: HERE LIES MY TRASH Canvas, Vinyl, Tencel, Spray Paint, Leather, Zipper, Thread, Wood 30" x 13" x 2" 2014

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NATASHA KILLEEN

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DRIPPING LIPS Collage & Watercolors


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HALF FULL Collage & Digital Illustration

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I FELL IN LOVE Pencil & Inks 133


LOBSTER LEGS Collage & Digital Illustration

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WANDERLUST–MONACO, ROME

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WHERE DID MY RAINBOW GO? Pencil & Inks

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“ I try and create work that morphs the mundane into a vibrant acid trip.“


MUDDLED MAN Pencil & Inks 137


TRIPLET Collage & Digital Illustration

LIGHT BREATHING, PORTRAIT OF CLEMENT LOUIS Watercolor; 30 x 40 cm

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WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT? Collage & Digital Illustration 139


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Object Impermanence  

Dina Brodsky’s surreal interior paintings depict rooms that seem to hold secrets that will reveal themselves in the moment just past the one...

Object Impermanence  

Dina Brodsky’s surreal interior paintings depict rooms that seem to hold secrets that will reveal themselves in the moment just past the one...