FROM KOLAJ 27
Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection
The difference between having a lot of stuff and being a collector is intention. Most people of a certain age have accumulated things by living their life. Parents pass down objects to children. Gifts are received. A spontaneous moment on an island locale results in one owning a dozen hand-carved tiki masks. Such an act doesn’t make you a collector of Polynesian wood sculpture, per se. Collectors sustain their intention over a period of time. They use the objects they collect to further and deepen their understanding.
In KOLAJ #27, Ric Kasini Kadour reflects on the role of art collectors in light of the recently announced, collage-focused Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection.
“We’ve been collecting art since 1978 and doing cultural work through patronage and providing financial support for twenty-years,” said Kanyer. “A collection was the next way we could offer help to elevate collage and put some sales in the hands of artists.”
About the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection
The mission of the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection is to support artists while creating a record of artists working in collage. The collection is a tool for curators, researchers, and artists who wish to deepen their understanding of collage as a medium, genre, and community. Acquisitions are made on an ongoing basis, in response to public calls to artists and through private inquiry. The collection will be published and available online and public presentations will be made through various exhibitions. kanyerartcollection.com