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Poetic Logic: Collage and Assemblage

January 16, 2016 – February 26, 2016

Untitled (The Collapse) by Michael Willett
Untitled (The Collapse) by Michael Willett

In the early 20th century, with the advent of mass production of materials and media, artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Kurt Schwitters began developing collage as a way of reappropriating and repurposing materials and images to imbue their works with juxtaposed information that expressed a kind of poetic logic of association.

In our current culture of mass information and media it is not surprising that artists are finding a continued purpose in investigating such relevant processes. This national juried exhibition will showcase artists working in collage, assemblage and other processes of incorporating elements of repurposed materials as a way of expressing our contemporary experience.

Artists Include: Erin Anfinson . Elizabeth Asche Douglas . Brad Bianchi . Joe Castro . Ron Copeland . Sharon Covington . Craig Deppen Auge . David Dumo . Jeff Falk . Lorraine Glessner . Leah Gose . Bethany Haeseler . Cheryl Hochberg . Sisavanh Houghton . Han Huisman Blythe King . Ray Klimek . Armin Muhsam . Clare Murray Adams . Ron Nigro . Laure-Helene Oakes-Caseau . Erwin “Tres” Roemer III . Nicole Schneider . Sarah Simmons . Stacie Speer Scott . Margaret Suchland . Grace Summanen . Will Ursprung . Gwen Waight . Michael Willett

Poetic Logic is juried by Shawn Watrous. Shawn Watrous is a painter and collage artist from San Francisco who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally including shows at The Painting Center in NYC, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Mattress Factory Museum, among others. Shawn received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Kent State University. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Penn State University teaching an art overview class that focuses on western art history.