Exhibitions

Announcements and reviews of exhibitions that feature collage.

James Gortner: “The Lovers” at Lyons Wier Gallery

2 May-1 June 2013

For the last two years, James Gortner has been developing a series of paintings based on his relationship with photographer Carolina Palmgren, the symbolism found in the Tarot, and his theories on artistic production. He starts with a constructed composition of other artists’ original works and paints on it.

Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Studio, New York

13 March-28 April 2013

American artist Matt Bollinger creates narrative collages using cut and pasted paper over which he applies paint to create his scenes. As gallerist Bernard Zürcher says, the work uses aggressive colour as a way to express intense emotion.

Mark Laliberte: “Cut Program” at Monastiraki

11 April-5 May 2013

Mark Laliberte says, “Collage is a gesture that applies pressure to today’s culture. By taking the formal images of the mainstream world and cutting into them, new versions of possibility take shape. Collage makes tomorrow possible now.”

V at Second Floor, Montreal

April 2013

Each of V’s collages is a new idea, a new world, a universe. V’s influences include Dada artist Hannah Hoch and famous album cover artist Julian House. During the opening reception on 6 April, the public is invited to take part in an interactive collage which will be permanently installed in the venue. Bring your own glue!

Quadrivium at CES Contemporary

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.

Sara Pearce at 1305 Gallery

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.