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Olio

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El Retrato De Las 4, 2008 Mixed Media And Canvas On Paper 38.625” X 26.75“
Olio

845 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
April 17th, 2009 - May 30th, 2009
Opening: April 17th, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

Tony Wight Gallery is pleased to present Olio, a group exhibition that addresses contemporary articulations of collage. The title of the exhibition makes reference not only to the heterogeneity inherent to the medium of collage, but also the heterogeneous nature of group exhibitions. Included in the show are works by Tamar Halpern, Pablo Helguera, Arturo Herrera, Shinique Smith, John Sparagana and Dannielle Tegeder.

Since its appearance in the Synthetic Cubism of Picasso and Braque, through the Neo-Dadaist assemblages of the late Robert Rauschenberg, the collage impulse has provided both an immediacy and malleability which has been frequently engaged and reinterpreted in subsequent generations. While the works in Olio are not necessarily pointed homages to earlier collage, they are each forthcoming in their indebtedness to the medium. By feeding common or popular imagery through various procedures—cutting, pasting, scanning, layering—these artists complicate the immediacy of their original materials. The resulting artworks skew our normative reception of otherwise familiar images.

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