‘Collage & Assemblage 2015’

Some artists were recyclers before being green was cool. Sculptor Louise Nevelson’s quote, “Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind,” is a motto for artists working in collage and assemblage. They take what already exists and rethink it. The artists in this show are experts at reinvention: Ann Stewart Anderson, Kristina Arnold, Michelle F. Castro, Brad Devlin, Tad DeSanto, Albertus Gorman, Dennis Mader and Caroline Waite. For example, Anderson specializes in reusing art magazines to create her wonderful collages called “WOW: Wonderful Old Women.” Gorman has been cleaning up the Ohio River banks for years, then using the debris as the media for his sculpture. And Devlin humorously creates people out of lamps, golf clubs and chains.

Through May 7

Galerie Hertz
1253 S. Preston St.

About the Author

‘Collage & Assemblage 2015’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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