Memory as Collage

Me When I Remember I’m Not a Victim of Circumstance But Actually the Witness to Life’s Beautiful Severe Abundant Flow of Energy by bell beecher pitkin
10″x12″; woven inkjet print; 2023. Courtesy of the artist and 14BC Gallery.


Memory as Collage

at 14BC Gallery in New York, New York, USA
17, 18, 23, 24, & 25 May 2024

Interwoven with desire and pain, memory abstracts truth into a simulacrum of experience, embedding the warp of feeling into its structure. It resides between reality and dream, acting as a collage of truth and emotion. Combining personal and collective histories, memory also allows us to connect to our ancestors and make sense of our present. In this exhibition, artists investigate the ebb and flow of fact and fiction in memory through the medium of collage, creating objects which imagine a hybrid reality of emotional truth. Using formal strategies which complicate reading of the subject as a coherent whole, these artists create a multiplicity of meaning born out of the matrix of memory. 

The Calm Is the Storm Project by Cecilia Kegler
11″x11″; inkjet print on matte paper, plywood, acrylic paint, wooden frame, acrylic hinges, wooden drawer knob; 2023. Courtesy of the artist and 14BC Gallery.

The exhibition was curated by Katherine Hobart and Claire Hansen and includes work by Axel Eden, Claire Hansen, bell beecher pitkin, Cecilia Kegler, and Ilayda Celik. 

(text adapted from material provided by the gallery)


14BC Gallery
626 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10009 USA

Friday, 17 May 2024, 5-9PM
Saturday, 18 May 2024, 3-7PM
Thursday, 23 May-Saturday, 25 May 2024, 3-7PM