Cutting and pasting, sampling this tune and that, collage in all its forms is truly a modern medium. It was born of the 20th-century’s newly fast-paced life in transit, capturing a fragmented glimpse of the passing world from a speeding train or automobile, or bits of fading sounds heard through a car window.
Collage / Reformat / Refocus celebrates this impulse. The exhibition is a showcase for works of art in the Museum’s collection that are not regularly on view included are works by master collagists Kurt Schwitters and Romare Bearden, as well as by John Cage, Peter Coffin, Robert Rauschenberg, and William Wegman. Of special note are paintings and collages on loan to the show by PrattMWP faculty Greg Lawler and Ken Marchione, and Remsen-based illustrator J.D. King.
See the world anew through works of art that create something fresh from something used.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.