“Disparate Roots: Contemporary Collage” at the Hunterdon Art Museum

25 September 2012 – 6 January 2013

“Disparate Roots: Contemporary Collage” features seven contemporary artists and their unique approach to collage.

The works differ dramatically in size, from the small detailed landscapes of Casey Ruble to the massive photography collage that span two walls by Jennifer Williams, and in the materials employed, from the 19th century letters found by Leslie Hirst to the 1930s Spanish handwriting books used by Tamar Cohen.

Also featured in this exhibition is Raven Schlossberg’s work in which domestic realities and images of idealized nature are collaged, Megan Greene who has taken images and inspiration from books about old Hollywood, 1970s children’s games and 19th-century prints to explore the awkwardness of the body dislocated from its purpose and natural gravity, and finally Maritta Tapanainen who was drawn to the flaws that occurred in the printing process of 20th century medical and scientific textbooks that lend an unintended uniqueness to machine-made drawings.

“The exhibition offers a way of showing the process of collage and how it inspires contemporary artists,” said Tara Riley Chazen, guest curator for the exhibition.

(from the gallery’s press materials)


Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809

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Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00AM-5:00PM


A Moonlight Apparition
by Raven Schlossberg
52″ x 50″
acrylic and ink on fabric with paper collage on birch panel