Monday, May 20, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
New Catalog for the Exhibition IN A BROKEN TONGUE at Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe.
Opens May 24, 2013
$35.00 - 62 pages, full color
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Here, there are three-dimensional artworks composed of bike reflectors, destroyed iPhones, nuts and bolts, and metal springs. There are unframed collages where cutout photographs of animals project outward like a pop-up book. Some of the artwork has been coated in resin, giving it the sheen of a tabletop in a diner. There are collages that step away from analog techniques, digitally printed pieces that are surreal and meticulously detailed.
Not only does “Medley” showcase different techniques, but it also gives the viewer a global understanding of the collage, featuring international artists like Caco Neves from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Ashkan Honarvar from Trondheim, Norway, while also representing local Chicago artists like Emily Haasch and Michael Waraksa. The variety of country and culture provides some insight as to how the art is evolving worldwide, and it also creates a diverse panorama of iconography throughout the exhibition.
It was the wide breadth of interpretation that made this show linger in my head. As I left the gallery it began to snow on that April night, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care about the ugly side of collage that mucked up my search engine, either, the wedding boards and baby-shower planning, because all of the images and thoughts in my head were fresh and unexpected. (Todd Renier)
Through May 31 at Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 West Cermak, unit 1B.
Cecil Touchon - PDP592CT12 - collage on canvas - 12x12 inches
The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) presents a new group exhibition entitled “Medley: A Collage Group Show #2″. This group exhibit, featuring national and international assemblage artmakers, marks the gallery’s first 2013 exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Peter Kepha, Director, Chicago Urban Art Society Gallery.
This is the Chicago Urban Art Society’s second installment of the inaugural group show “Medley” that opened on 11 May 2012. The “Medley” series presents artists who work within the genre of collage or assemblage. Contrary to the general public’s understanding of this medium as simply affixing papers, ephermera, or objects to a two dimensional surface, Kepha selected a grouping of national and international artists who practice collagework in both two and three dimensional techniques.
Looking beyond the expected and pushing constructing boundaries within the digital, analog and sculptural collage culture, “Medley” encourages viewers to consider the notion that “What you think of collage can always change.”
Emily Hassach, Chicago; Richard Vergez, Florida; Peter Kepha, Chicago; John D Whitlock, New York; Tom Tebby, United Kingdom; Jirayu Koo, New York; Leonardo Ulian, London; Tamar Cohen, New York; Michael Waraksa, Chicago; Caco Neves, Sao Paulo; Fred Free, Massachusetts; David “Netherland” van Alphen; Ashkan Honarvar, Norway; Jennifer Gunloc, Los Angeles; Cecil Touchon, Colorado; Sammy Slabbinck, Belgium; and others to be announced on the gallery’s website.
(from the exhibition’s press materials)
INFORMATIONChicago Urban Art Society
600 West Cermak Road
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Title: Gragglicapast - PDP601CT13 - 66x44 inches - paper and acrylic on birch panel
Title: Eleablatell - PDP613CT13 - 57.75 x 115.5 - paper and acrylic on birch panels
Title: Junbereekimissentir – PDP610CT13 - 30x24 inches - paper and acrylic on birch panels
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sears-Peyton Gallery is pleased to present our latest exhibition of work by Texas-born artist Cecil Touchon. Entitled The Fusion Series, Part 2, this exhibition is the second show devoted to Touchon's Fusion Series, an ongoing collage project that he has pursued for over thirty years.
The Fusion Series builds on the 20th century collage tradition of combining old and new, found and painted, printed and drawn, into compositions of sublime beauty and integrity. Each piece is it's own unique entity; its character dictated by the found or painted source material that it is made from. And each is meticulously catalogued with a sequential coding system that serves as both the title and signature. Touchon's awareness of early collage enables him to rip apart art historical conventions and recombine their elements into something new, fresh and distinctly his own.
Cecil Touchon (b. 1956) is a painter, performance artist, collector, draftsman, photographer, and curator. But it is through his collage work that he has made his most lasting mark. His collages are the seeds that grow into his other practices. They have influenced the work of countless artists, and have been included in private and public collections around the globe. Touchon's works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, the Tate Modern, London, UK, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Fogg Museum of Art Archive, Cambridge, MA, Archivo Francesco Conz, Verona Italy, and the Glasgow School of Art Library, UK.http://searspeyton.com
with my girls Brittany and Noor-un-nisa
with Tamara Wyndham
with Mary Campbell