Internationally renowned, Southwest Virginia-based artist Eric Standley brings a fresh perspective to the term “cutting edge” with his evocative works created entirely from laser-cut paper, inspired by Islamic and gothic architectural ornamentation. He stacks over 200 sheets for many of his pieces, which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. Each work created by the artist grows increasingly complex and intricate. For his presentation at the Taubman Museum of Art, Standley presents Daphne, a new site-specific installation incorporating cut paper and reclaimed wood from Virginia. Standley’s work has been in numerous exhibitions worldwide including the CODA Paper Art Biennial in the Netherlands and most recently a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Standley is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He is represented by Victori + Mo in New York City, Marta Hewett Gallery in Cincinnati, and Koji Miyajima of Mediaforce, Japan. Free and open to the public.