Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Sofa
Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Sofa, Volumes 1-3
by Kelly Schaub
Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Sofa by Rockport, Texas-artist Kelly Schaub is a series of three paperbacks published in 2020. The books feature established and beginning collagists from Canada, Colombia, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Spain, and across the United States.
Volume 1 features collages by Kelly Schaub. Volumes 2 and 3 were the result of a call to artists from Schaub’s Collage-Lab project in June 2020. The response was overwhelming. Volume 2 features twenty-six international collage artists. Volume 3 features twenty-six artists from the United States.
Kelly Schaub says about the project: Why Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Sofa? The serious reason is to get society to recognize the value of original art, and especially artists in their community. I’m always disappointed when someone says they love art, yet their home is filled with mass-produced décor from a bigbox store. Often, for the same price tag, they could own original art, instead of factory made copies. And, if they sought out local artists, in their own geographic region, they could establish a meaningful relationship, which would only add to the intrinsic value of the artwork.
The three volumes of Art Doesn’t Have to Match Your Sofa are available in paperback and Kindle format. The full-color books feature original collage art, alongside a graphically designed “sofa” of the art. Each paperback measures 8.5” x 8.5” and features 26 original collages and 26 sofas, along with artist information and descriptive text. The 60-page books are available through Schaub’s everydaypaper site and retail for $20 USD.
Kelly Schaub is a collage maker by day, so she loves vintage ephemera,
(text adapted from the author’s press materials)
ABOUT THE BOOKS
everydaypaper, Rockport, Texas, 2020
To purchase the books, visit the publisher’s website HERE.