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Rick Potts solo tonight Dec 13, 2104 - 8 PM Space Gallery Pomona

on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 15:08


Contemporary collage at SPACE POMONA

"A Contagion of Difference"
Featuring the work of Jay Riggio, Ace Farren Ford and Lance Glover

Saturday December 13 2014
Artists' reception from 6-9PM

Musical performance at 8PM by Rick Potts of "Dinosaurs With Horns" / L.A.F.M.S.

The Contagion of Difference

Lance Glover, Jay Riggio, and Ace Farren Ford work in the medium of collage aux cultural contagion. Their reordering of images and text merge high and low culture, the random and contrived, the personal and Universal. Since the early 20th Century, collage has rebelled against the art establishment and the discontinuity of culture brought on by new technologies. After a century, this artistic contagion continues to spread, virally and vitally.

"The practice of fine art collage can be traced to 1912, when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque began affixing cut paper to their paintings, though its roots date back many hundreds of years. A century later, what does collage say to us? It seems that the shocking collision of images explored by the Cubists, Dadaists and Surrealists in response to technology and the pace of life in the 20th century is yet relevant. There is an unavoidable nostalgia in much of this work, as by its nature it culls images from the past, and yet the search for wholeness through the merging of fragments is all the more apropos in our increasingly fragmented world. These constructs may be seen as the recombinant DNA of the collective imagination."

Come view this compelling work at SPACE Pomona

Show runs until January 3rd 2015