James Garrett Faulkner French Phone 1997 collage 6.5 x 6 inches
Ronald Ahlström Untitled n.d. acrylic collage on masonite 24 x 20 inches
Ralph Arnold Untitled 1966 assemblage 20 x 19 x 3 inches
Tony Fitzpatrick Motor Gypsy 2007 drawing collage 9 x 6 inches
Across its history, Chicago has enjoyed different strands of artists committed to collage – formalists sparked by the challenges of Cubism, data scramblers and psychological subversives who extrapolated on Dada and Surrealism, and a generation of abstract artists inspired by the constructivism of the Bauhaus, the explosiveness of abstract expressionism, and the lyricism of Joseph Cornell. This survey is dedicated to the full expanse of collage, assemblage and construction in Chicago, stretching from the 1940s to the present. Artists include: Ralph Arnold, Ronald Ahlström, Morris Barazani, Harry Bouras, James Garrett Faulkner, Robert Nickle, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lillian Rammel, Hal Rammel, Ray Yoshida, Ed Flood, Eve Garrison, Martin Hurtig, Thomas Kapsalis, John Sparagana, Tim Howe, Ellen Lanyon, Evelyn Statsinger, Gladys Nilsson, Tom Palazzolo, Rodney Quiriconi, H. C. Westermann, and George Cohen.
A full-color 24-page catalog is available.