FROM KOLAJ #24
Vancouver artist Marcia Pitch’s Four Hundred Collaged Faces on Round Wooden Disks
Vancouver artist Marcia Pitch works from a realm of the grotesque. Through her collages and a process based in materiality, Pitch creates a world of disquieting anomalies: animalistic personae populate the walls and question the identity that we present to the world around us. In Kolaj #24, Maeve Hanna writes, “Mouths yawn forth from stomachs and necks; ears become hairy eyes and long tubes create elongated noses; eyes cry tears of gasoline and, on a weathered face, a dissected toy ball creates hoods for the eyes like upside down sunglasses or makeshift mini umbrellas.”
The pieces commingle on the wall in a cornucopia of the bizarre. Ranging in size, the collages come together as one singular installation that creates the ideal circumstances for a critique on society.
Marcia Pitch holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She also conducted graduate work at the California College of Arts and Crafts and completed teacher training in Art Education at the University of British Columbia. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across Canada and is a recipient of several Canada Council Visual Arts Grants. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Burnaby Art Gallery, and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and is many private collections in North America. Pitch lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Learn more at www.marciapitch.com.