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By ART IN AMERICA Staff

Joan Giordano at June Kelly, through Aug. 3

Ten years ago, painter Joan Giordano had a papermaking residency in Japan-an experience that has largely shifted her production to chromatically harmonious paper constructions. This show, an homage to the beleaguered print medium, features wall pieces composed of rolled newspapers in various languages (some of them Asian) arranged in asymmetrical but balanced modular compositions. Surface texture, evoking pre-digital tactility, is poignantly commemorated along with the ephemerality of news itself.