Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required
February 2 – September 8, 2013

Todd Bartel
Allen Bryan
Laura Christensen
Susan Spencer Crowe
Paul Forte
Kristen Hassenfeld
Niki Haynes
Andrea Hersh
Elana Herzog
Thomas Huber
Mary Lum
China Marks
Michael Oatman
Rob O’Neil
Rich Remsberg
Anne Roecklein

The word collage, from the French word coller, meaning ‘to glue,’ has been associated for over a century with the activity of cutting, rearranging, and fastening together assorted materials to make a new composition. Today, access to a dizzying variety of materials, processes and data has provided artists with a deep pool of ingredients to consider. In this exhibition, the principles of collage are expressed through traditional cut paper techniques, as well as hybrids of photography, film, painting and sculpture. The elements within this work are rarely brought together at random, but determined with great attention to the meaning associated with images and objects, and their ability to evoke new insights and stories.