• 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


PRESS RELEASE

 

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.