Opening Fall Gallery Night, October 18, Co/exist: New Sensibilities in Collage, rethinks the classical modernist approach to collage. The classical approach – essentially an additive process – combines actual objects or textures within the well-defined sphere of an artwork.
“That Don’t Make Sense: Collage in the Digital Age,” a discussion of issues relevant to collage work in the 21st century – from new technologies to shifting definitions and cultural boundaries of art – is Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Frederick Layton Gallery. Moderated by Nicholas Frank, panelists include Nathaniel Stern, Eddie Villanueva and Jamal Currie.
Co/exist, on view in the Frederick Layton Gallery through December 7, redefines collage. The current approaches to the juxtaposition of collage are heavily informed by the digital realm, and a shift in the definition and cultural boundaries of art.
Within the shift in definition, “to glue” becomes “to sample,” and assaulting reality reveals diverse coexisting sensibilities. The artists participating in Co/exist represent the variety of directions to this new sensibility of collage, and they are united in their separation from the parameters of modernist inquiry.
- Jessica Bell
- Hollie Chastain
- Paul Cowan ’07
- Jamal Currie (Time-Based Media assistant professor)
- Virginia Echeverria Whipple
- Eva Eun-Sil Hun
- Ben Grant, Tory Folliard Gallery
- Jason Rohlf, Tory Folliard Gallery
- T.L. Solien, Tory Folliard Gallery
- Nathaniel Stern (with collaborator Jessica Meuninck-Ganger), Tory Folliard Gallery
- Drew Tyndell
- Eddie Villanueva
- Michael Villaquette, Tory Folliard Gallery
Co/exist logo: Designed by Phil Belair, MIAD Communication Design faculty
Second image: Ben Grant, untitled #43, acrylic, automotive paint, enamel, flashe, metal flake, spray paint on panel, 2012, 72 x 38 x 9″; image courtesy of the artist and Tory Folliard Gallery
Third image: Jamal Currie, MIAD TBM faculty, detail, eyetrace
Fourth image: Eva Eun-Sil Hun