The art of Collage, Winston Smith’s medium of interpretation, has held an illustrious and mysterious position in the world of art and media for nearly 100 years. From the hand-cut images carefully extracted and reassembled by John Heartfield, Hannah Hoch and Max Ernst in the 1920s and ‘30s that led to the Dada Movement and Surrealism, to the modern era of digitally composed illustrations and advertisements – collage and its various forms are among the most dominant visual techniques permeating the mass media and visual culture as a whole.
Grant’s Tomb, curated by Winston Smith, is a platform for international collage artists to share their creations, techniques and insights on this discipline in its traditional form and its many variations.
Winston has inspired a whole generation of artists and progressive thinkers through his numerous collages and illustrations for Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Spin Magazine and The New Yorker, as well as through his own ‘zine, “Fallout” and more. He chose collage as a medium in the late 1970s, as it is provides an infinite palate of colors, textures and shapes available to anyone who wishes to open their mind – and the minds of others through creative expression.
Friday, August 15th — The Guns of August: The 100th Year Anniversary of the Beginning of the Great War. Erik Chipchase, Winston Smith, René Appalec.
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Friday, April 4 — Greetings from Oblivion: 30th Year Anniversary of George Orwell’s prophetic novel, “1984.”
August 23 2013 - A Mid-Summer’s Night Scream: Winston’s 15th Annual Art Bash! A group show of collage artists.
This is just a selection of exhibitions presented by Winston and hosted at Grant’s Tomb Gallery.
May 26 2013 - Winston Smith’s 40th Anniversary of his 21st Birthday and Raffle.
March 15 2013 - First Impressions: A Small Show of Prints by Gee Vaucher
October 19th, 2012 - The Helium Safari: The Astonishing Collage Art of Sean Mackaoui
(with additional montage art by Winston Smith)
October 5th, 2012 - The Beginning of the End: Ronald Reagan’s Legacy
Featuring Fast, Cheap & Easy Graphics • Winston Smith • Reaganwear
July 27, 2012 — Insect Music: Surrealism, Alchemy and the Image
Featuring Penelope Rosemont, Dennis Cunningham & Winston Smith
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