Creating a New Whole

So You by GA Gardner
42″x65″; mixed media on Mylar; 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC.


Creating a New Whole

at Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC, USA
4 January-4 February 2023

“Creating a New Whole” is a group exhibition of collage artwork by Michael Andrew Booker, Lizette Chirrime, GA Gardner, Hiromitsu Kuroo, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Amber Robles-Gordon and Prina Shah. Ranging in techniques, approaches and materials—from quilting, tapestry, fabric, paint and appropriated mass media—the artists in “Creating a New Whole” exemplify collage’s invitation to what Myers Bulmash has recognized as “a process of purposefully taking things out of context.” Constructing new contexts, forms and wholes, these artists’ practices are frequently as generative as much as they are reparative, seeking to draw connections to what was absent or ignored in their elements’ original context(s).

Support System by Michael Andrew Booker
14″x11″; Fineliner pen and collage on paper; 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

Overall, a sense of construction charges the works in “Creating a New Whole”, whether that be the notion of renovating the present and past or extending out of the frame into sculptural dimensions. The latter can be seen in the sculptural geometric-like works of Robles-Gordon (pieces the artist recognizes as “temples, places of spiritual practice” and which reference her larger textile installations) and Kuroo, inspired by the tradition of origami in his native Japan, whose thickly layered applications of paint and canvas exist on the boundary between painting and three-dimensional art.

The Temples of My Familiars: Lace, Marbles and Sacred Places Within by Amber Robles-Gordon
23″x17″; mixed media collage and found objects on canvas; 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

(text adapted from material provided by the gallery)


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