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Deep Paper Cuts: recent work in washi
May 29 - June 29, 2008

Barbara’s artwork is mentioned in Gary Michael Dault’s review “The Wonders of Washi” on page R17 in the June 14, 2008 issue of The Globe and Mail. He says:

“One of the boldest incarnations of what might be thought of as neo-washi works is a very witty and graphically forceful exhibition by Barbara Klunder called Deep Paper Cuts at the David Kaye Gallery. Klunder, who has always had a winning way with creatures, has generated a buoyant collection of winged, buzzy insects - a firefly, a wasp, a moth, a bee, a flying ant, a monarch butterfly and, most exotically, a Sugikama (cedar bark) Jazz Dragonfly, all intricately and ingeniously cut and assembled from sheets of washi. Each one is scarcely confined by its frame - Klunder often lets the creature’s wings overrun the picture’s edges, as if it is actually in the process of fleeing its ignominious life on a gallery wall.”