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THE WEEKENDER 34 | 2023
Collage News & Inspiration
“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”
― Pablo Picasso
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Coming and Going is Jim Goldberg's unique work of autobiography. Since 1999, Goldberg has been photographing his daily life through all its vicissitudes and returning to his studio to re-imagine and investigate these images through a practice of collage, annotation, montage, and reconstruction for which he has become renowned - History, Memory, and Imagination: Jim Goldberg's "Coming and Going" - via Justapox
Come walk in my shoes showcases 15 large-scale figurative collage works (2018–2022) accompanied by “trumpet of consciousness” from Roberts’s 2019 sculpture series. Made of wood, a metal car jack, and stacked books, “trumpet of consciousness” alludes to a 1960s lecture by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - SITE Santa Fe Presents Deborah Roberts: Come walk in my shoes - via HYPERALLERGIC
Camille has been completely blind since 2009, with the exception of occasionally sensing shadows or colors with the corner of her left eye. Embracing a sightless world, she studied and trained herself in collage making and creating her craft art, Button Buds - Blind Seattle artist reminds us that ‘someone can be creative without being sighted’ - via Kiro7
The living and the dead coexist in vivid color in the fantastic tableaus of artist Lauren Marx. From her St. Louis studio, Marx entangles predators and prey with flora and fauna in dense scenes rendered in a mix of pen, watercolor, and colored pencil. Snakes burst open to reveal feathered wings, an owl snacks on the maroon entrails of a rabbit, and a three-headed creature sprouts dried grass from its midsection. Straddling the line between the beautiful and the brutally grotesque, the works intertwine myriad species and states of being - Flora and Fauna Entwine in Lauren Marx’s Mixed-Media Studies of Life and Death - via Colossal
My process involves creating multiple pieces at a time. I alternate between working two-dimensionally, three-dimensionally, and digitally to mimic the back-and-forth rhythm of life. Acrylic, gouache, natural inks, digital marks and collage are applied with structure and without. This working methodology provides a connection I strive for within the dichotomy of clashing visual elements; sitting in the discomfort of contradiction as a place of strength while also bringing awareness to our personal and global trauma - Mixed Media Works by Lyz Wendland - via Create!
PCC: The PCC team, like most of the rest of France, is taking a little break in August. Our Weekly Creative Challenges will continue as always but the Past Challenges section of our website won’t be updated until we’re back in September. The image prompt for next week is available to download here
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