David Castillo Gallery exhibits In terms of collage, a group exhibition with works by Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Francie Bishop Good, Quisqueya Henriquez, Susan Lee-Chun, Kalup Linzy, Pepe Mar, and Shinique Smith.The show explores the expanded possibilities of collage as medium, pictorial strategy, and storytelling device in the 21st century.
The legacy of collage is codified alongside that of the readymade. Emerging in Western Europe following the first world war, the collage and readymade developed in the wake of the era’s brutal and unfortunate history: each violently rip objects and images from their stated, commonly understood contexts. Collage as a form takes this relationship a step further and actively fragments the dissociation between an image and its meaning, recombining various found imageries into new, disparate and unfamiliar arrangements.
In terms of collage presents a cross-section between the medium as it is historically understood and its multiplicity of manifestations today; collaging beyond paper and as a framework for layering cultures, histories, and fantasies. As a reactive medium, collage is suited to the rapidly shifting imagery and modes of our media-centered age. And in light of its revolutionary origins the practice of collage endures in its ongoing and radical redefinitions.
Jun 7, 2018, 6 PM
David Castillo Gallery
420 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139