The technique of collage is a process of ‘add-ons’….applying papers, string, objects, photographs, buttons and bows to a support of paper, cardboard, board, cloth or whatever……resulting in a composition of complex ideas, textures and shapes.
To illustrate: here are works of art by artists whose minds transgress boundaries. William Dole, Jules Engel, Betye Saar, Werner Drewes, Leonard Edmondson, Increase Robinson, and Emerson Woelffer.
We find these images exciting. They encourage you and me to ‘think outside the box’; we hope you feel the same curiosity and interest!
Imagination, serendipity and stacks of ‘stuff’ are the stimuli.
Sister Mary Corita Kent 1918 – 1986
Sister Mary Corita became part of the Order of the Immaculate Heart, Los Angeles in 1936. Only 18 years old, she found an avenue to follow her faith and to expand her education. Over the next decade she took classes at Otis Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute and achieved a Master in Arts degree from USC. During the same period she taught in elementary school and developed a signature style in color screenprinting.
She taught in the Immaculate Heart College and became a celebrated chair of its art department. Her classes at Immaculate Heart attracted prominent artists including John Cage, Buckminster Fuller and Charles and Ray Eames whom she, in turn, credited as playing important roles in her artistic development.
Aside from national attention for her ’Love’ postage stamp, her work has been lauded in many museum exhibitions, catalogues and a movie narrated by Eva Marie Sainte.
Next show, July-August: Latin American
June Wayne (1918-2011)
IN FOCUS – Joyce Wahl Treiman (1922-1991)