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A Century of Collage

January 11 – February 14, 2020

Conrad Marca-Relli Standing Figure, 1954

Conrad Marca-Relli
Standing Figure, 1954
collage and gouache on board
28 x 22 in.
 

Ismael González de la Serna

Ismael González de la Serna
Intérieur cubiste à la guitare, 1927
tempera and collage on paper
20 x 14 in.
 

Oleg Kudryashov Construction (Plate 552), 1983

Oleg Kudryashov
Construction (Plate 552), 1983
Drypoint on paper
16 x 12 x 5 in.

 

 Henri Laurens


Henri Laurens
Aphrodite et Séléné, 1935
collage and gouache with highlights of pencil and chalk on paper
13.8 x 10.4 in.
 

Henri Laurens, Zeus et Hermès, circa 1950
Henri Laurens
Zeus et Hermès, circa 1950
collage and gouache with highlights of white chalk on paper
13.7 x 10.4 in.
Beatrice Mandelman No. Thirteen, c. 1960s

Beatrice Mandelman
No. Thirteen, c. 1960s
acrylic and collage on canvas paper
15.88 x 11.88 in.
 

Beatrice Mandelman Untitled, c. 1960s

Beatrice Mandelman
Untitled, c. 1960s
acrylic and collage on paper
25.5 x 19.63 in.
 

Beatrice Mandelman Untitled (Freaks), c. 1960s

Beatrice Mandelman
Untitled (Freaks), c. 1960s
Mixed media collage on paper
19.44 x 12.19 in.
 

Morris Barazani, Untitled, 1970's
Morris Barazani
Untitled, 1970's
mixed media collage
12.38 x 10.5 in
Maureen Chatfield Zebra, 2015

Maureen Chatfield
Zebra, 2015
Mixed media collage
8 x 6 in.

Maysey Craddock The Shadow of Lost Trees, 2013

Maysey Craddock
The Shadow of Lost Trees, 2013
gouache and silk thread on found paper
11.75 x 12.25 in.
 

Marcin Dudek The Major Event, 2013

Marcin Dudek
The Major Event, 2013
vinyl, cork, fluorescent tape, and oil paint on cardboard
11.5 x 8.33 in.
 

Marcin Dudek, Tricolores, 2013
Marcin Dudek
Tricolores, 2013
vinyl, pvc tape on cardboard
15.75 x 12.5 in.
Balcomb Greene #10, 1935
Balcomb Greene
#10, 1935
collage on paper
7.5 x 6 in
Robert Marc, Cubist Composition, c. middle - late 20th century

Robert Marc, Cubist Composition, c. middle - late 20th century

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1980

Esteban Vicente, Untitled, 1980

Press Release

“Collage forces you to think and clarify ideas, with regard to both space and volumes. This discipline obliges me to think in terms of forms, outlines, real and imagined spaces, so as not to fall into the temptation of thinking that nature is a reality.”
-Conrad Marca-Relli

January 11, 2020 - Rosenberg & Co. is pleased to present A Century of Collage, a group exhibition offering a glimpse into the world of collage from the 1920s through contemporary use. The collages in this selective survey encompass a variety of schools and movements including Cubism, British Modernism, and Abstract Expressionism, among others. As demonstrated by artists working on both sides of the Atlantic, the works in this show reflect the technique’s standing as a powerful contribution to art of the last hundred years. 

Beginning with a cubist still life by Ismael Gonzalez de la Serna and abstractions by Balcomb Greene, the exhibition traces the technique of collage through the use of both found materials and intentionally composed elements, often combined with traditional methods of painting and drawing. Henri Laurens’ Aphrodite et Séléné and Zeus et Hermès, studies for book illustrations, provide a lens into the artist’s working process, while their collage composition posits classical subject matter together with a modern visual language. The legacy of synthetic cubism’s relationship with collage is on display in Morris Barazani’s Collage #16 and Untitled (Derek Timmerman), where newsprint and other fragments form a flattened abstract picture plane. In his Standing Figure, Conrad Marca-Relli employs the medium to capture the shadows and movement of the human form. Examples by Jean-Michel Coulon, Marcin Dudek, Maysey Craddock, and others demonstrate collage’s enduring appeal as a site of material innovation, using both newly available materials and those popularized by their forebears to construct both figurative and abstract compositions.

Featuring 32 works, A Century of Collage celebrates the medium’s historic and present vitality in modern and contemporary artistic practice.

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