Saturday, September 18, 2010

MASTERS: COLLAGE Book Signing At The Orange Dot Gallery London October 6, 2010

MASTERS: COLLAGE – As part of Orange Dot Gallery's exhibition Scared But Fresh with Matthew Rose opening October 6, a limited number of copies of the recently published Masters: Collage will be available to buy from the gallery. Each copy, signed and dated by the artist, will be available for £17.99.

Edited by Randel Plowman, this gorgeously produced volume of contemporary collage artists appeals to beginners, professionals, collectors and general enthusiasts.  The book showcases a breathtaking mix of techniques and styles from 40 of the leading collage artists currently working across the globe.
Along with Matthew Rose,  artists include: Cecil Touchon, Jonathan Talbot, Lynne Perrella, Lynn Whipple, Robert Mars, Janet Jones, Liz Cohen, Robert Hunt, Baby Smith and James Michael Starr among others.

Looking at techniques from traditional cut-and-paste to digital to collage with paint or encaustic, and styles ranging from wildly playful and colourful to evocative, almost monochrome images Masters: Collage examines a wide range of disciplines within collage. Each highlighted master takes centre stage in an informative eight-page feature that includes nearly a dozen gorgeous, high-quality photos plus a short essay by curator Randel Plowman placing the impressive work and its creator in context.

Versatility, innovation, inspiration – that’s what the Masters series offers artists and crafters and this superb new collection offers a stunning look at contemporary collage work from over 40 leading artists. An exhibition of works from the Masters book, Lost and Found: The Art of Collage, was recently launched at Northern Kentucky University. Matthew Rose will sign copies of the book during the opening of Scared But Fresh October 6, 2010.

[Image above: Cover, Masters Collage; above, right: Matthew Rose, "My Situation," 2008, collage on board, 43 x 21 cm]

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