COLLAGE ON VIEW
Atlanta Collage Society: Turning the Page
Online only at the Johns Creek Arts Center in Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
3 April-30 May 2021
The title for this exhibit, “Turning the Page”, highlights the impact of newsprint in terms of content, imagery, and format.
Newspapers offer us many components: capsulized information, editorial viewpoints, memorable photos, graphic design, and mass marketing. Our challenge for this exhibit was to select from these elements to create a collage–to convert a functional medium into aesthetic components.
To maximize the visual coherence and impact of the “Turning the Page” exhibit, the Atlanta Collage Society specified materials and dimensions for the submissions. The collage papers had to include original pieces and/or photocopies of commercial-grade newsprint; the size of the artwork had to conform to the dimensions of a folded newspaper. By setting parameters for materials and sizes, this special exhibit highlighted the creativity and individuality within our membership.
From minimalist style to manic expression, from spontaneity to deliberation–our artists represented an exciting range of stylistic and thematic choices. We enjoyed the fun opportunity that this exhibit presented: The challenge of conformity was also an opportunity for originality.
(text adapted from material provided by Ellen Kierr Stein)
Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbots Bridge Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097 USA
This exhibition is online only. See it HERE.