Vices Peculiar to These Eclectics at St. John’s University


1 April-5 May 2015

Plastic bags and coloured pencils, seashells and grouse wings, vintage encyclopedias and rare books, doilies and dollar bills are some of the materials found in the collages and assemblages of fifteen contemporary artists in “Vices Peculiar to These Eclectics: Contemporary Collage” at the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Bringing together nearly fifty works of art, this exhibition also puts a spotlight on writers working in written and visual collage forms, a tour of old and recent collage publications, and a “sound collage” wing where visitors can listen to sampling, remixes, and mashups. This show is a celebration and a provocation, a lively glimpse into how today’s hunter-gatherers are making art, text, and sound in a climate of information and material overload.

Featured artists include: Virginia Fleck, Vanessa German, Caroline Golden, Don Joint, Beat Klein, Hendrikje Kühne, Lance Letscher, Paul Loughney, Richard Meier, Robert Ohnigian, David Poppie, Donna Sharrett, Katherine Streeter, Maritta Tapanainen, Mark Wagner, and Peter Lamborn Wilson.

Curated by Dr. Derek Owens

(text adapted from the gallery’s press materials)


Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
St. John’s University
Sun Yat Sen Hall
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, New York 11439 USA
(718) 990-7476

Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM
Friday, 10AM-3PM
Saturday, Noon-5PM


Architecture as a State of a Mental Reflection
by Paul Loughney
photo collage on paper
Courtesy of the artist