Announcements and reviews of exhibitions that feature collage.

Troy Dugas at Arthur Roger Gallery

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.

“Moving On”: Marian Williams at Clos des Roses

March 2013

“Moving On” is a solo exhibition of collages by Marian Williams. Life is not still and we move on. Williams has moved on as well… exploring different materials and dimensions; moving from paper to canvas, adding oil paint and acrylic paint techniques.

Drawing Surrealism at The Morgan Library & Museum

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.

André Stas at Galerie 100 Titres

2 February-24 March 2013

“We Will Remember This Planet”: Marking out the playground boundaries, setting rules, cutting up, recycling, gathering materials, clashing ideas, naming objects, arranging in series: This is André Stas’ technique, even if sometimes he does something different, as he loves to play tricks.

Suzanne Lafrance & Stéphanie Morissette at Galerie Dominique Bouffard

7 February – 3 March 2013

“Dans la proximité des ombres” (In the nearness of shadows): Suzanne Lafrance and Stéphanie Morissette open at Galerie Dominique Bouffard in Montreal in February. Lafrance’s work is of particular interest to those who follow collage. She creates characters by combining charcoal drawings and pages cut from books. The effect is a dialogue between language and figure.

Raven Schlossberg at Pavel Zoubok Gallery

10 January-9 February 2013

Raven Schlossberg crates “collage landscapes”, “floating worlds” hovering between multiple realities that draw heavily from the artist’s experiences traveling and exhibiting her work across Europe, losing herself intentionally and unintentionally.