'Revolutionary Paths' collage expo at Antenna is pure poetry
-D. Eric Bookhardt, The Gambit
Collage has a rich history of spawning new thinking about artmaking. The history of 20th century art is littered with examples of artists who cut and pasted their way into artistic advancement. Collagists are creating innovative artwork and large gestures; sought-after illustrations; and marketable work that speaks to people. Art publishers churn out books that celebrate collage. An enthusiastic community of artists is organized online, forming active collectives, and holding popular meetings. And yet, when the collage is presented in exhibition, it is often done so without the critical framework granted other mediums. In "Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage", exhibition curator Ric Kasini Kadour presents examples of collage that represent various aspects and takes on the medium. Each work in the exhibition represents the potential for deeper inquiry and further curatorial exploration of the medium.
Featured Artists: Jill Stoll (New Orleans, LA) | Michael Pajon (New Orleans, LA) | Allan Bealy (Brooklyn, NY) | Evelyn Davis-Walker (Valdosta, GA) | Zach Collins (Albuquerque, NM) | J. Marcus Weekley (Gulfport, MS) | Alex Hood (New Orleans, LA) | Jeff Musser (Sacramento, CA) | Paul Dean (Baton Rouge, LA) | Morgan Jesse Lappin (Brooklyn, NY) | Stephen Schaub (Pawlet, VT) | Nathan Stromberg (St. Paul, MN) | Nonney Oddlokken (New Orleans, LA) | Matt Zorn (Baton Rouge, LA)
"Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage" was the primary exhibition of the first Kolaj Fest New Orleans, a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society that took place on July 12-15, 2018. The exhibition took place at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 11th to August 5th 2018. This catalog contains images of artwork, the exhibition, and commentary. Like the exhibition, it is meant as a tool for deeper curatorial inquiry.
Details: 32 pages | 10″x8″ | saddle-stitched | 2018 | ISBN 978-1-927587-25-6