Exhibitions

Announcements and reviews of exhibitions that feature collage.

A Century of Collage at Bernard Jacobson Gallery

8 April-24 May 2013

Bernard Jacobson Gallery (London)’s “A Century of Collage” presents a survey of collage from 1912 to the present day. The show features work by collage’s pioneers, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, continues with mid-century work by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Kurt Schwitters, and Joseph Cornell, and finishes with contemporary work by gallery artists including William Tillyer and Bruce McLean.

“Over, Under, Next” at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

18 April-8 September 2013

“Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–Present” is an exhibition of approximately 100 works drawn largely from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s collection. The show surveys an era in which the definition and scope of art were continually expanded through the avant-garde’s embrace of “non-art” materials.

“The Other Kind”: Tony Fitzpatrick at Pierogi

26 April-26 May 2013

American artist Tony Fitzpatrick is a passionate storyteller conveying his tales across multiple media: as a playwright, a stage and film performer, a radio personality, and as a visual artist through his drawing collages and etchings. “The Other Kind” is Fitzpatrick’s fifth solo show at Pierogi.

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.”