Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present
Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
This show surveys collage practices in the Bay Area, including related practices of decollage, assemblage, photomontage and detournement. Collage will be conceived broadly as an “allegorical” technique of signification that relies on methods of “confiscation, superimposition and fragmentation,” as Benjamin Buchloh observed in his 1980 theorization of collage and montage. Curated by Gwen Allen.
The exhibition looks back to such well-known precedents as Wallace Berman, Jess, Bruce Conner and the Bay Area Dadaist/Mail art scene of the 1970s, as well as other contemporary artists employing and/or expanding the practice of collage.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 20 1-3pm
Featuring performances by Chris Froh, playing on artist Terry Berlier’s work “Pan Lid Gamelan II.”
Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
Department of Art
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm
Anna Banana/VILE Magazine
Marie Johnson Calloway
John De Fazio
Brion Nuda Rosch