Collage-a-Rama: Running with Scissors | Opening Reception – Collage Art Exhibition in the Project Gallery
Date(s) - 07/11/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arc Gallery & Studios
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11th 7-9PM
Featuring collages made by local artists participating in the Collage-a-Rama collage-making sessions at Arc Gallery during 2015:
Carrington Arredondo, Glenn Caley Bachmann, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Dilcia Giron, Dianne Hoffman, Mike Kimball, Amy Levine, Priscilla Otani, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarantino, Stephen C. Wagner & Tanya Wilkinson
EXHIBITION: July 11-25, 2015
Collage derives from the French word “coller” meaning “glue”, coined by Braque and Picasso in the early 20th century. The advent of collage signaled a radical shift in art, in its conception, perception, process, & the end product. Collage has expanded the language of art, allowing for greater diversity and an increased range of expression. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, collage artists make a case for informality and improvisation.
- Collage is ideally suited to capture the speed, time, and pace of the modern urban experience.
- Collage records our civilization, capturing the topical, the transitory, the absurd, the humane and the inhumane.
- Collage gives the uneventful, the commonplace, & the ordinary a magic of its own.
- Collage often means working with whatever materials are at hand.
- Collages are often made in improvisation, treating materials equally & reusing them regardless of their original purpose or origin.
… including the Skull Project collaborative collages by Collage-a-Rama artists