Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MCS at Beverly Arts Center

Exhibit: June 21-July 29
Reception: July 8, 2-4pm
East & Bridge Galleries

In 1912, Pablo Picasso glued a piece of oil cloth to a painting, “Still Life with Chair Caning.” This work, along with early collages of Georges Braque and Juan Gris, marks the beginning of collage as a modern art form. The earliest collages of the 20th Century used found papers and everyday objects---the debris of popular culture---to reflect the impact of urban industrialization.
This exhibit features artists from the Midwest Collage Society who add their diverse interpretations to this rich tradition. Their works combine a variety of media with altered and handmade papers, photographs, maps, fibers, metals, transferred images and text.
A special part of this exhibit is a series done in the style of well-known artists whose art incorporated collage. Among the artists imitated are: Picasso, Braque, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, Kurt Schwitters, Jasper Johns, and Joseph Cornell.


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