COLLAGE/ASSEMBLAGE: Beautiful and Strange Fragmentation
This is an invitation to explore issues of fragmentation in the context of time, place, and culture. By combining disparate materials and found objects that create new and unexpected expressive forms, both collage and assemblage offer unique and unconventional approaches to art making. Collage and Assemblage remain popular methodologies in contemporary art, and these processes offer artists nearly unlimited opportunities to develop and discover relevant arenas of meaning. Collage is an art form that involves combining and/or altering two or more 2-dimensional materials, such as photographs, published print, textiles, sheet music, candy wrappers, headstone rubbings, etc. , to create unique compositions. Assemblage is the recontextualization of 3-dimensional found objects, materials, or processes in order to construct new sculptures, either bas-relief or 3D. Submissions are encouraged to show experimentation, personal discovery, and originality. We welcome artists from all backgrounds and experience levels who choose to explore the hidden connections and meanings in the world of found images, objects, and materials.