Assemblage and Collage
February 1 - March 31, 2018
417 N.W. 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 (map)
Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents Assemblage and Collage, a group exhibition featuring artists who create work through layered materiality and unexpected juxtapositions. Collage has remained a touchstone of expression throughout art history and is particularly resonant during times of social unrest and chaos. The artists included in the exhibition experiment, innovate and transform existing materials to create something new and unanticipated.
The artists in the show range from internationally renowned artists, Ann Hamilton and Vik Muniz, to emerging artist Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, a recent Reed College graduate to work from the estate of New York artist, John Evans. Well-known regional artists include Lee Kelly, Melody Owen, Pat Boas and Michelle Ross, with new work by Seattle artist Claire Cowie. Cincinnati artists Jimmy Baker and Michael Scheurer make unique contributions to the show with Kara Marie, Brion Nuda Rosch and Myrna Tatar sharing their vibrant and complex work from San Francisco. Northwest artist, Eunice Parsons, has been making collaged work her entire life and at 101 years of age is the senior artist in the show.
Image: Michael Scheurer - Untitled #3 (Summer Series), 2010-17, mixed-media collage on paper, 9.75 x 7.25" image