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16 February-21 March 2013
“Quadrivium” is an exhibition of contemporary collage featuring the work of Lola Dupré, Shusuke Ao, Jordan Clark, Gordon Magnin, Robert Larson, Val Britton, Irina & Silviu Szekely, and Justin Angelos. The historic quadrivium comprised four core subjects, or arts, taught in the Renaissance Period. The word is Latin, translating roughly to a “place where four roads meet.” These cores consisted of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy, and were rooted in thinking skills for their theoretical applications.
29 March-21 April 2013
The titles of Sara Pearce’s collages have clever, wordy titles and are sensitive to historic notions and objects. They point out our cultural fallacies and explore contemporary and historical notions of gender, equality, and the battle of the sexes.
2 March-20 April 2013
The intricate, large-scale cut paper assemblages in “The Shape of Relics” are created from unused product labels that artist Troy
Dugas collects. The shredded or cut source material is meticulously arranged to create compositions that appear woven. The purpose of the original label is obscured through the use of repetition, pattern, symmetry, precision and scale. New meaning is created by the reinterpretation of colour, shape and line.
25 January-21 April 2013
Although collage was used earlier in the twentieth century by the cubist and dada artists, the technique took on particular importance with the surrealists. The odd juxtapositions and dislocated imagery it produced were particularly effective in conjuring a dream world or suggesting the irrationality of unconscious desire. Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Ei-Kyu, André Breton, and Jean Arp are among the many artists whose works are featured in the collage section of the exhibition.