Ripped and Torn - Group SHOW
December 6 - 22, 2008. 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
GROUP SHOW with Charles Mingus III
Ripped and Torn
December 6 - 22, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday, Dec. 6
from 6- 9pm
Collage is the perfect medium for our fast-paced, information packed
times. Since the beginnings with its first champions, Kurt Schwitters and
Max Ernst, this humble art form has become the darling visual expression
for writers. Recently, Pulitzer Prize winning poet John Ashbery received
enormous attention for his collage show. Ashbery collaborated with fellow
author and artist, the late Joe Brainard who headlines the show.
Most of the 24 artists in the show are writers themselves including
poet/critic curators Valery Oisteanu and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright. Poet
David Shapiro is a close associate of John Ashbery. Lewis Warsh is a
publisher and poet who creates abstract grids using letters. Star Black
recently showed her collages and accordion books at Zieher Smith Gallery.
Bruce Weber is the Director of the National Academy Museum.
Amy Ernst, granddaughter of Max, is a consummate collagist, blending
elements of figuration and abstraction. John Evans is the eminence gris
of the collage movement in this country and shows regularly at Pavel
Zoubek Gallery. His daughter India has caught the fever and creates
charming visions using her trademark embroidered text.
Other artists in the show include Judy Rifka, Bob Heman, Madeline
Weinrib, Tom Walker, Rakien Nomura, Micci Cohan, Laurance Rassin, Sali
Taylor, Charles Mingus III, Angelo Jannuzzi, Lucien Dulfan, Allan
Sheinman, Toni Tiger and Luigi Cazzaniga.
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