Juried by Rachel Wolff
At Site:Brooklyn Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6–9pm June 14–July 13, 2019
165 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
We are overcome by images: they relentlessly appear, in both analog and digital form, all around us. They function both as arbiters of truth and the bearers of disinformation. Collage is a recognition of this fact. It is, in both aesthetic and technique, central to contemporary culture. By allowing us to question the givenness of images, is a method to understand and participate in the widespread cultural practices of layering, juxtaposition, and remixing which are so central to their circulation. Maybe most importantly, collage offers a new way of seeing. As our guest juror Rachel Wolff notes, “...collage is really about seeing. The materiality serves that seeing in interesting ways, but I think it’s an optical medium primarily, an unmediated presentation how an artist sees and interprets the stuff of the world around them.”
This exhibition includes a wide variety of practices, although the selection focuses on the collaged aesthetic. Ranging from the figurative to the abstract, these works bring together familiar images and give them new and unexpected life, offering the viewer a new visual experience.
About the Juror:
Rachel Wolff is a writer, editor, and video-maker based in Brooklyn. She's written about art and design for New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Daily Beast, Details, Condé Nast Traveler, Bloomberg Businessweek, ARTnews, and Art + Auction, and Modern Painters, where she served as a contributing editor.
She edited the culture and design sections of the "Louis Vuitton City Guide: New York"; she's covered exhibitions of Impressionist, Modern, Postwar, and Contemporary art around the world; and she was fellow with the National Endowment of the Arts’ International Arts Journalism Institute in Visual Arts.
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