"Ripped: The Allure of Collage" at The Hecksher Museum of Art

If you happen to be in the Huntington, NY area... exhibition on view through January 28, 2012

"Collage was the first medium in the twentieth century to challenge the sanctity of the age-old forms of painting and sculpture.  Derived from the French word "coller" (to glue), collage uses bits of torn and cut paper, sometimes taken from trash, to create a sense of dislocation, experimentation, irony and often, great beauty.  Unlike oil paintings on canvas or panel, or sculptures in marble or bronze, collages have an inherent quality of transience and fragility. 

This exhibition will present approximately 50 collages by a diverse range of European and American artists to demonstrate the medium's broad and surprising power, including works by:  Jean Arp, Romare Bearden, Ethel Camhi, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Hunt Diederich, John Digby, Steven Ford, Albert Gallatin, George Grosz, Jane Hammond, Hannah Hoch, Ray Johnson, Jiri Kolar, Roy Lichtentstein, Conrad Marca-Relli, Frank Olt, Peter Pitzele, Marybeth Rothman, Miriam Schapiro, Nancy Scheinman, Esphyr Slobodkina, Casey Vogt, and Mark Wagner. Among the various art forms to be invoked are Victoriana, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Conceptual Art, Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Feminism, the African-American experience, and Currency Art."

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Comment by Janice McDonald on November 16, 2011 at 6:00pm
Janine -- if you go, please share your impressions with us -- and, like Ken, I'm also wondering if there is a catalog.
Comment by Janine Nichols on November 16, 2011 at 4:53pm

Thank you for posting this exhibition listing. I had no idea! But it's not far and I will see it soon!

 

Comment by ken coleman on November 15, 2011 at 10:58am

Thanks for posting this.

After looking at some of the images online, I'm wondering if there's going to be a print catalog.

 

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