art + artists
"...the principle of collage is the central principle of all art in the twentieth century." -- Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)
City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT
held the opening reception for its latest exhibit, "This and That
". The works of twenty artists [yours truly included] who create art in collage / assemblage efforts / media are on display until 15th May 2009. It's a pretty exciting show, and I say this not just because I am in it. It was great to be able to compare one's personal style, the choice of media, the materials from which each of us worked, and the approaches to the theme.
The formats and materials included photographs; kid's toys; bandages and masks; torn paper; kitchen utensils; stained glass; encaustic; light boxes; reclaimed cd's; as well as fabric and other found objects.
The styles are quite varied, from a Louise Nevelson
style piece, boxes reminiscent of Joseph Cornell
, two dimensional photo collage, clean graphic design layouts, over to quilt/embroidery storytelling.
The audience, a mix of artists and appreciators of art, were lively and animated. I'm proud to be in show of this quality.
Since this is my weblog, I include a final picture of my own works most of which was hung in one corner.
Thank you Pat for the last photo.
Labels: artists, assemblages, bridgeport, city lights gallery, collage, connecticut, group shows, will brady