Works in Paper by Elsa Mora
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
August 29th, 2018 – January 20th, 2019
Official openings: Sept 20th – 21st, 2018
Paper Weight is Elsa Mora’s latest exhibition of painstaking works made solely of paper and glue. Mora’s 2D and 3D pieces presented in this exhibition are inspired by the five cognitive faculties that form the mind: consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory. For the last eleven years, Elsa has explored the expressive potential of paper while seeing the malleability of this material as a metaphor for the mind and its ability to morph and adapt. Manipulating light and shadow is an organic part of her process, as well as the use of color, and in some cases the lack of it. Thematically, Mora is interested in studying the intricacies of the human brain, the wonders that it can produce, as well as its potential for destruction and chaos. Her work as a whole reflects on universal issues of identity, connectivity, and survival.