FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE NEW COLLAGE June 1 – August 12, 2006
PAVEL ZOUBOK GALLERY is pleased to announce the opening of THE NEW COLLAGE, a large-scale survey exhibition of new and recent work by fifty-two contemporary artists working within the aesthetic and practice of collage; including Nora Aslan, Tony Fitzpatrick, Wangechi Mutu, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Javier Pinon, Fred Tomaselli, Dodi Wexler and C.K. Wilde. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 1, from 6-8pm, or during the run of the exhibition, which continues through August 12.
The gallery is located at: 533 West 23rd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm (during the month of June) Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm (from July 1)
Since 1997, Pavel Zoubok Gallery has exhibited the work of contemporary and modern artists with a particular focus in the field of collage, assemblage and mixed media installation. Over the years the gallery’s exhibition program has expanded to include paintings and drawings by artists whose work embraces a montage, or collage aesthetic. Following last year’s COLLAGE: signs & surfaces, the current exhibition builds upon the gallery’s art historical programming by exploring collage in contemporary practice through the work of fifty-two artists:
NORA ASLAN – MARC BELL – BRADLEY CASTELLANOS – MICHAEL COOPER – MATTHEW CUSICK – JOHN DIGBY – INDIA EVANS – TONY FITZPATRICK – ADAM FOWLER – JOHN FRASER – RICHARD GALPIN – MARIETTA GANAPIN – GINNIE GARDINER – ARTURO HERRERA – LESLIE HIRST – NICK HOLLIDAY – IMI HWANGBO – MARCUS KENNEY – VIVIENNE KOORLAND -- THOMAS LANIGAN-SCHMIDT – LANCE LETSCHER – ANTONIO MERINERO – JERRY MISCHAK – WANGECHI MUTU – PHILIP NAUDE – SIMON NEVILLE – AARON NOBLE – MICHAEL OATMAN – TONY OURSLER – JAVIER PINON – MAC PREMO – ANTONIO A. PULEO – CHRISTIAN ROSSI – MARTHA ROSLER – JONATHAN SANTLOFER – RAVEN SCHLOSSBERG – HOLLI SCHORNO – JOHN SCRIBNER – DONNA SHARRETT – KAREN SHAW – FRED STONEHOUSE – CHRISTOPHER TANNER – MARITTA TAPANAINEN – FRED TOMASELLI – MARK WAGNER – ROBERT WARNER – MARSHALL WEBER – BRADLEY WESTER – KARIN WEINER – AARON WEXLER – DODI WEXLER – C.K. WILDE
THE NEW COLLAGE explores the ways in which contemporary artists have increasingly drawn upon and expanded the traditions laid down through the preceding century. In part, this renewed interest in collage has been bolstered by an increased critical focus on drawings and works on paper, a “trend” whose momentum has found validation in both the scholarly and commercial branches of the art world. The “new collage” is without question a more inclusive field, one in which cutting and pasting is no longer a revolutionary act in itself, but rather a natural expression of daily experience. As we now live in a world in which information and imagery comes to us in layers and/or fragments, it is only natural that our visual culture should reflect this. In looking at the artists in the exhibition, what is immediately apparent is the broad range of styles and processes that define their aesthetics. The new collage has come to include every conceivable material and method, from traditional cut and paste to the use of trompe l'oeil, photomontage and digital layering, crossing every stylistic and conceptual boundary. While the Modernist period saw only a handful of full-fledged collagists, numerous artists working today have made collage their primary visual language, expanding the field and challenging our ways of looking.
A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
For additional information and images please contact George Bunker at(212) 675-7490 or firstname.lastname@example.org