October 14 through November 15, 2019
Lecture October 14 at 7:00 pm
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive, Maryville, MO
I’ll be in New Orleans in July for Kolaj Fest, a coming together of collage artists and art professionals; a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society; where the focus is how we celebrate and elevate the status of collage.
With artist Clive Knights, I’ll be presenting my work and leading a conversation about the role of metaphor within collage processes in a discussion titled Excavations, Destruction, & Accumulation.
I’ll also have copies of Cut Me Up Issue 3: Tabula Rasa on hand—hope to see you there!
Cut Me Up Issue 3: Tabula Rasa Release Party
7-10 pm, Sunday July 7, 2019
Quimby’s Bookstore 536 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cut Me Up Issue 3: Tabula Rasa will be released worldwide through Specious Arts on July 1, 2019. We will celebrate with a party for the artists and everyone else at Quimby’s Bookstore, NYC! Join us to pick up copies of Issue 2 and Issue 3, have a drink and make a collage!
Unfoldingobject Group Exhibition
June 20 through August 11, 2019
Opening June 20 6-8 pm
Panel June 26 6-8 pm
Concord Art, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
Curated by artist and teacher Todd Bartel, Unfoldingobject showcases varying ways in which artists combine visual imagery to make collages.
The term “unfoldingobject” is a neologism coined by the Bartel, “to describe that quality in art that inspires repeat looking.” Bartel further describes, “I tried to pull together a group of collages that celebrate the importance of ‘listening to the picture,’ or champions a slow read, or otherwise reveal’s meaning through multiple viewings—artwork that unfolds messages and connections in time, rather than being immediately deliverable in an instant.”
Bartel points out, “collage is a celebration of unrelated and retrofitted images and materials that together produce a transformation; I’m fond of telling my students 1 + 1 = 3—One thing plus another thing equals a third thing.”