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Unique Surfaces: A Collage

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Cloak Assemblage
Unique Surfaces: A Collage
Curated by: Gary Comoglio

1419-e Park Street
Alameda , CA 94501
February 5th, 2014 - March 2nd, 2014
Opening: February 14th, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.garyfrancisfineart.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
info@garyfrancisfineart.com
PHONE:  
510-629-1175
OPEN HOURS:  
11a-5p Sun+Thu, 11a-7p Fri+Sat, by appointment
TAGS:  
assemblage, collage-assemblage, collage, modern, pop, digital, abstract, mixed-media
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The medium of collage is the medium for deconstruction and transformation.

Collage is at the core of Modern Art: from Cubism to present day. This folk technique is most associated with Picasso and Braque who brought it into the mainstream as a new art form. Their inclusions of newspaper, rope, cloth and wallpaper into their paintings shocked the public 100 years ago.

Yet, collage and assemblage are as relevant and aesthetically inspirational today as they were then. Artists have continued to combine ever-new techniques and materials to extend collage into 3-D works and monumental installations.

With collage, an artist claims existing objects into his artwork, sometimes utilizing the objects’ original meaning and purpose, and more often, deconstructing the original meaning and transforming it into a new narrative. What evolves is a brand new image, concept, and object which exposes a part of the history of the original elements revealed anew through the artist’s hand.

"...the principle of collage is the central principle of all art in the 20th century."

~ Donald Barthelme