THE WEEKENDER 08 | 2023
Collage News & Inspiration
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him [or her or them] ... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”
― Pearl S. Buck
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COLLAGE & FASHION: Maria Cornejo has collaborated with artist Wangechi Mutu to mark the artist’s forthcoming solo survey exhibition at the New Museum in Manhattan. Cornejo, a longtime fan of the Kenyan-born artist, created an exclusive dress featuring a digital print of Mutu’s “History of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors.” The piece is from Mutu’s 2004-05 series of collages made using vintage medical prints - Maria Cornejo Collaborates With Wangechi Mutu to Mark the Artist’s New Museum Exhibition - via WWD
EXHIBITION: A unique exhibition has made its only Western Canada stop at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The Shape of Obus presents artist Shannon Bool's artworks that utilize textiles, sculptures, painting, collage, and photography - Provocative exhibition touches down in Kelowna for its only stop in Western Canada - via Castanet
INTERVIEW: Randy Perez loves to play around with ideas. His drawings and collage-based works highlight impactful, symbolic juxtapositions rooted in his own story. Through different mediums and interwoven disciplines from graphic design to apparel and music, and through unique, inspired collaborations, Perez’s creative experiments are always evolving - MEET INSPIRED JUXTAPOSITION ARTIST RANDY PEREZ - via LA Weekly
ARTICLE: “I work with a wide variety of media that includes my own drawings and prints, tissue paper, doilies, stenciling, gel prints, newspaper, found and art papers, ephemera, plastics and other found objects, torn paper and photos. I use photo transfer techniques often, then Photoshop,” she explains. “Very time consuming and detailed work.” - ‘Infinite possibilities’ inform artist’s captivating collages - via Vero News
ARTICLE: A lot of Aaron’s collages feature figures from African-American art and culture, creating a beautiful array of visuals and iconography that are too often sidelined in the world of graphic design - The collage work of Aaron Marin is an “exercise in creating under restraint" - via It’s Nice That
EXHIBITION: new group exhibition of Paris Collage Ensemble at Maison des Ensembles in Paris, vernissage Friday, February 2, 2023 at 6pm
PCC: As always a little reminder: our weekly creative challenge prompts remain free to download and the challenges themselves open for everyone to join, but if you prefer to work with paper, our 2023 Workbook is out and available here
PCC: And last but not least, a selection of challenge submissions from last week is up on our website and can be seen here, the image prompt for next week is available to download here
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