Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today, Anything Seems Possible opened last week at Hand Held.

Lizzy Sampson is a
philatelist... although not in the traditional sense.

Lizzy's work is comprised of intricate miniature paper cuts which utilize the beautiful papers colours and textures found on the insides of envelopes and on the back of stamps.

It is these papers Lizzy manipulates as tiny pieces to create intricate collages, neat texts and rough piles.

The show continues until April 5th.

Friday, March 4, 2011

today, anything seems possible'

As we let go of Eddy Carroll's beautiful exhibition, next week sees the installation of Lizzy Sampson's 'today, anything seems possible', an exhibition of collages and artist books made from stamps, envelopes, postmarks and other written correspondence. This exhibition continues her use of philatelic materials and celebrates the pale greens, blues and browns of distant times while exploring notions of frugality, collecting, hoarding and sorting.