Sunday, March 29, 2015

On Beauty: The Denver Collage Club Launches at The Robert Anderson Gallery : 3 April - 30 May, 2015

The Robert Anderson Gallery and The Denver Collage Club opens the Month of Photography with a large and powerful exhibition of collage works from some 20 artists from Denver, the US and Europe. The opening begins at  5 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015. The exhibition runs through May 30, 2015.

Launched by Denver-based photographer Mark Sink and artist Mario Zoots, The Denver Collage Club is an international group of artists exploring a wide variety ideas on contemporary collage. Beauty is the theme of the Anderson Gallery exhibition. 

In this inaugural Denver Collage Club exhibition, the Robert Anderson Gallery is proud to present a diverse body of collage works that promise to intrigue, provoke and enchant. The evocative images in this exhibition carry on the rich tradition of unique and creative art making.

Collage artists began to appear after World War I. Using a wide range materials – often printed in newspapers, magazines, or even as wall paper – artists reassembled these fragments to create visually dynamic and compelling images. Early collage works often related to political or social issues. Some of the earliest innovators were Picasso, Braque, Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray, Raoul Haussmann, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns among many others; collage is a mainstay of contemporary art and continues to reinvent itself.

[Image left: Matthew Rose, Tale of the Virgin, 2010, 9 x 12 inches; collage and gouache on paper.]

Artists exhibiting with The Denver Collage Club: Adam Milner, Alexander Rodchenko, Colin Ward, David H. Tippits, Freddie Max Levenson, Gary Emrich, Herbert Bayer, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, Jerry Uelsmann,  Kyle Huninghake, Laura Shill, Libby Barbee, Mado Reznik, Mario Zoots, Mark Sink, Matthew Rose, Melissa Lynn, Paula Gillen, Samuel Mata, Steve Wilson, Susan Goldstein, Taylor Balkissoon, and Travis Hetman.

Robert Anderson Gallery  
The Denver Collage Club  April 3- May 30, 2015.
2426 East Third Avenue Denver Colorado 80206   
Tel: 303-388-1332 W: Robert Anderson Gallery  

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