Complex Muses assembles the work of 12 collage-based artists invited to respond to objects from the permanent collection in honor of ACM’s 50 th anniversary.
Guest curated by artist Todd Bartel, who is known for his contributions to the collage medium and its historical significance, Complex Muses explores the poetic and referential potential of the genre. Complex Muses celebrates a variety of “glued” possibilities, including but not limited to drawing, painting, papier collé, digital collage, assemblage, and “uncollage.”
Artists in the exhibition are Todd Bartel, Allan Bealy, Laura Christensen, Ginnie Gardiner, Kathy Greenwood, Holly Harrison, D. Dominick Lombardi, Maureen McCabe, Keith Maddy, China Marks, Michael Oatman, Kenneth Ragsdale.
Shown: Holly Harrison, Habitat, 2021, Acrylic paint, polymer, gesso, and glazes, vintage book pages, Lokta and Chlyogami papers, vintage maps. Inspiration piece: Skull in the Nest, Alexander Calder, 1961