Whether made from paper, wood, or layers of paint, collage is the assemblage of different media which creates a whole new image. As artist Wangechi Mutu said, “Collage allows you to manipulate reality and the hierarchies that are inherent in our awful but amazing world.”
Sculptor and installation artist Jessica Cadkin presents multivalent collages that juxtapose images cut from current magazines.
Inspired by Russian Constructivism of the early 20-century, Kathleen King assembles found plywood scraps to create a wall-spanning assemblage in three dimensions titled EL. Part of the installation is interactive and can be manipulated by the viewer.
Raymond L. Haywood presents a grouping of vivid painted works from two ongoing series: Love Notes and Love Letters. Painting pre-Covid was an existential praxis based in emotional farming. Post-Covid, Haywood finds himself in new environments of surreal juxtaposition. This work is an inquiry into what is precious and unobtainable: lost time, lost love, forgiveness, and hope.
Exhibition runs July 9 – August 14.