|An embroidered postcard I fell in love with at the wonderful show|
at Pier24 Photography. If you live in the Bay Area I recommend you stop by. It seems many people don't know about this wonderful photography resource.
Free -- but you must have an appointment. Just check out the website.
The show was so interesting and I took so many photos, I may have to do a post about Secondhand.
Many of the photos in the show were altered in some way, like the embroidery on this card, which may me rethink the definition of collage/altered art/assemblage.
I collect embroidered postcards and have made some mail art by sewing on photos so it was fun to see this in a museum.
|Previous week's collage...|
|After some slides and pointers the class gets down to work....it is really lovely to see how quiet and engrossed in making collages everyone gets....|
Here's a link
which goes in to a bit more detail about the definition of collage. And, by the way, it was pretty obvious by the work in the class that collages don't have to be flat works on paper.
Quite a few folks made three-dimensional pieces -- very cool ones.
(I didn't think I should show other people's work).
|Matt Conzalez Collages at Dolby Chatwick Gallery|
(all sold out -- amazing!)
|This looks nice and layered and collage-like to me too...|
There are times I really get frustrated -- all the links I put here have just disappeared -- and it is a lot of work -- Blogger can sure be annoying. I will try again.....
There are some interesting shows to check out here in SF at the moment --
Secondhand at Pier 24
Matt Gonzalez at Dobly Chatwick gallery
At Andrea Schwartz Gallery
The photos are messed up and out of order but I give up -- who says there is a right order anyway?
I am posting this and hitting the studio and getting to work -- and taking another walk on this beautiful day.
I'll will think about art on the walk.