|Henry Klimowicz - Large Collections of Like a Lichen #2|
cardboard and glue 2021
Organized by staff at Russell Sage College's Opalka Gallery, Pieced Together features 11 artists united by the theme of assemblage, an often overlooked art form that came into its own during the height of Modernism, in particular among Dadaists, often in the unassuming clothing of paper collage. Most of the work in this show follows fairly closely in that tradition, while some of it feels more connected to later periods of contemporary art that grew out of Modernism.
Altogether, this is a particularly lively collection of very accomplished work by well-established local favorites and a few relative newcomers, including one recent Sage graduate, Chloe Harrison, whose delicate matboard constructions show promise, while confirming her self-described fledgling status.
|Beth Humphrey - Mutual Aid, 2020|
spray paint, gouache, crayon, film on paper
|Paula Drysdale Frazell - Nap Time, 2015|
acrylic paint and fabric on canvas
|Juan Hinojosa - Lava, 2020|
mixed media on panel with plastic,
soda can, wall paper, jewelry, ribbon
|Michael Oatman - three examples from the collage series A Boy's History of the World in 26 Volumes (+1), 1983|
photo by Michael Oatman