Aspects in Collage
curated by Stacy Greene
Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2017
Aspects in Collage explores vastly different approaches to what collage may represent.
The works range from traditional to conceptual --- from assembling found or recycled materials to pure painting with juxtaposed images that mirror collage. Some of the pieces have political and social elements, others are principally concerned with material itself and the physical process of art-making.
Helena Parriott “samples” discarded materials and breaks them down to create beautiful and texturally “wrapped” abstract paintings in relief which evoke the cultural shape of the modern world derived from man-made surfaces.
Jim Napierala’s employs a layering process that, while not immediately apparent in his works' shimmering surfaces, slowly reveals the underlying layers as part of a fluid painting with an intense depth of field.
Maria Levitsky deconstructs her silver gelatin prints of architecture and objects by exploding and then reconstructing them into fragmented scenes, using rejected detritus of silver and light to expand the piece.
Casey Loose’s wild mash-ups take samples of imagery that have informed his experiences and weave, paste and will them together to bring new life into his singing “monster” collages.
Steve Butcher takes a more conceptual approach using found objects in his intimately-scaled assemblages, at times with an obstructed view, exploring the role of viewer as theatergoer.
I'm proud to present this exhibition of Aspects in Collage.
Investigate and enjoy.
-Stacy Greene, January 2017