by Michael Scheurer
“Signature Scheurer”, a more than forty-year survey of the collage-based works of Michael Scheurer, was presented at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Ohio, 28 April-18 June 2017. This monograph, Signature Scheurer: The Art of Michael Scheurer, published in conjunctio with the exhibition, includes a foreword by Michael Lowe and essay by New York-based writer and curator Jan Riley.
In a career spanning more than forty years, Michael Scheurer has developed a unique aesthetic of sumptuous and richly worked collages which complements his reputation as a connoisseur of ancient, antique, and modern decorative art objects. His signature motifs of fanciful pen and ink drawings, bulbous nosed silhouettes, and perky girl/boy portraits from the 1970s and 80s have evolved into visually sophisticated collage series constructed from the disparate source material he finds in his inveterate antiquing research. Scheurer routinely mixes splattered paint, found drawings, handwritten manuscripts, cartoon snippets, fabric, Indian cinema posters, old chromolithographs, and torn advertisements that, in his inimitable style, become enigmatic works of timeless wonder.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
The book is available for purchase at the Rookwood Commons branch of Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, or via mail order from the Weston Art Gallery (email), or directly from the artist (visit his merchandise page HERE).