Peter Clark's Book and more
On my trip to Atlanta to visit with the Atlanta Collage Society, and view their show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center which is a beautiful exhibition space, and I am fortunate enough to have three pieces on display in the show.
While in Atlanta, I had a very nice visit with Barbara Dunham, the president of the Atlanta Collage Society. Barbara and I talked day and night about all things art and collage, and she shared with me some of her favorite art books. This one by Peter Clark called "Paperwork" really made me smile and I thought some of you might enjoy it as much as I did. I liked it so much I ordered it here from amazon!
What's neat about Clark's style as well as many of the members of the Atlanta Collage Society is that they use YES! Paste, to tack their papers down on the corners, and leave loose edges that cast shadows and offer dimension to their work. Some of these loose edged pieces are framed under glass and some are not. This style is totally different from mine, where I use acrylic gloss gel medium under and over all paper to adhere it firmly to the wood panel and give it an appearance of paint.
While in Atlanta I also visited Eli Pelizza at Binders Art Supply and we are working on a Paper Paintings Collage Workshop at the Atlanta location in July. Stay tuned for dates! A trip to Atlanta for some gallery hopping and fun with collage should be part of your new year's resolution, don't you think?