Recipher: Coding with Collage


13-30 September 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, 13 September, 5-8PM
Questions & Answers with the artists: Wednesday, 17 September, 7:30PM

“Recipher: Coding With Collage”

What does collage’s inherent manipulation of content and context offer an artist? “Recipher: Coding With Collage” invites 10 artists to explore how collage can be used to reinterpret and repurpose the messages and representations in mass communication into something more elusive and personal. The group show features a diverse roster of local, national, and international collage artists.

“Print media images are generally easy to decipher. Emotions seem familiar. Storylines predictable,” says Recipher curator and collage artist, Michael Sjostedt. “But when visuals and text are yanked out of context, the common definition of the extracted information can shift – sometimes drastically. I’m curious to see what the artists create with an intention and awareness about this particular aspect of the collage process.”

The participating artists created nine pieces for the show:
Michael Church (Little Rock, Arkansas); Zach Collins (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Heather Sky Fulton (Greenfield, Massachusetts); Devin Grosz (Brooklyn, New York); Bronwen Hodgkinson (Easthampton, Massachusetts); Evan Clayton Horback (Olympia, Washington); Wim Maes (Temse, Belgium); Travis Medford (Asheville, North Carolina); Lilliana Pereira (Hadley, Massachusetts); Michael Sjostedt (Easthampton, Massachusetts).

This News and Notes item originally appeared in Issue Nine. To see other News and Notes from the world of collage, SUBSCRIBE to Kolaj or PURCHASE ISSUE NINE.


MAP (Mill Arts Project)
Eastworks, Room 137
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027 USA
(413) 527-8278

Wednesday-Saturday, 5-9PM


Your Lucky #
by Evan Clayton Horback
paper on old book covers
Courtesy of the artist