COLLAGE ON VIEW
BOP! Adventures in American Collage
at Satchel Projects in New York, New York, USA
26 May-26 June 2022
“BOP! Adventures in American Collage”, curated by Tony Fitzpatrick, brings together fifteen artists whose work represents a diverse stylistic range, but they all share in common an improvisational approach to image-making.
Artists in the exhibition are Lisa Barcy, whose diverse practice can range from the ridiculous to the formal, and sometimes a combination of both; Lou Beach, who appropriates images from the past, rearranging their disparate parts to create amalgams of poetic humor and beauty; Ray Borchers, who reveals her dry humor and understanding of art’s greater context through storybook scenes and lazed female forms; Clarisse Casalino, whose work implies intimacies gone awry, longing, and at times an intense misreading of the human experience; Tony Fitzpatrick, whose works are inspired by Chicago street culture, cities he has traveled to, children’s books, tattoo designs, and folk art; Josh Grotto, whose works are an elegiac confluence of abstract expressionism, urban wheat-pasting, and traditional portraiture; Paul Loughney, whose work exists in the space between abstraction & figuration, anthropology & storytelling and where belief mingles with magical thinking; Owen Spryszak, whose biomorphic, androgynous figures are an allusion to environmental destruction and biological alterations; Carter Spurrier, who creates scenes that seem at once familiar and alien, ethereal and material. Charles Spurrier, whose multi-media collages draw from the world around him; Mary O’Brien Spurrier, whose 3-dimensional constructions evolve much the way that life forms grow; Swoon, whose collage and assemblage have their roots in street art and community engagement; Danny Torres, whose imagery draws from Chicago neighborhood life; Paloma Trecka, whose color is inspired by Mexico, and forms by the architecture of Chicago; and Mandy Cano Villalobos, whose repetitively-scorched discarded book covers are a means of engaging the past and experiencing time as it unfolds.
(text adapted from the gallery’s press materials)
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