2 November-1 December 2016
Opening reception: Tuesday, November 1, 4-6PM
Cory Peeke says about the work:
I’m a collage maker for much the same reason I’m a curator: I love images. This affection has led me to collect remnant imagery; the largely ignored and seemingly inconsequential bits of ephemera that once had a purpose, still have a presence, but now idle in disuse. I combine, layer, juxtapose, glue, tape and re-contextualize these bits and pieces of detritus in order to reincarnate and recharge them. Through the process of collage, these snippets of the past combine to become something both fresh and familiar.
The most recent works explore the duality that is the transient, disposable nature of our culture through the lens of the book and the status of higher education.
(adapted from the exhibitions’s press materials)
Rose Center for the Arts–Art Gallery
Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, Washington 98632 USA
A Rising Tide Gathers No Moss
by Cory Peeke
collage on vintage book page
Courtesy of the artist