I really recommend going to see this show at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. It closes on 2/15. If you are like me, I love seeing what artists can do with a simple piece of paper.
The Shape of Things: Paper Traditions and Transformations
November 14, 2008 – February 15, 2009
The exhibit explores the history of cut, folded, and molded paper, alongside contemporary artists who introduce fresh perspectives on those traditional forms. From the unique to ubiquitous, the exhibition examines paper traditions from Asia, specifically from China, Japan, the Philippines, and Korea, and includes papercuts, origami, katagami, paper lanterns, papier-mâché, and paper boxes. Juxtaposing the work with that of contemporary artists demonstrates how traditional arts, folk art, contemporary craft, and fine art are all part of the same continuum.
Check it out at: http://www.mocfa.org/exhibitions/index.htm