The Assembled Image

An exhibition featuring collage and artwork inspired by collage.
The artists included in this exhibition make artwork by assembling various individual pieces to make a cohesive whole, and each
artist has their own connection to the notion of collage.

 

Artists include:
Denton Crawford, Lynne Feldman, Gerald Mead,
Andrea Pawarski and St. Monci

 

 



ARTIST STATEMENTS

Denton Crawford
Penfield, NY

 

"My work investigates the relationship between mysticism
and the absurd and how personal experience informs our understanding of each. Incorporating landscape and abstraction, combining reality
with fantasy, and the ideal with
the absurd, I create personalized accounts of experience that
explore the boundaries between logic and belief."

 

 

See some of Denton’s work on his website: www.dentoncrawford.com

Lynne Feldman
Rochester, NY

 

"I rarely have an idea of where
a painting is going to take me.
I will see a shape with an intriguing contour and that will become
the basis for an entire painting. Once I have a shape on the canvas, I enter into a kind of a conversation with it. The painting truly tells me what it needs. I think of each painting as a puzzle that has never been solved before. My task as
a painter is to find the perfect way to put them together."

See some of Lynne’s work on her website: www.lynnefeldman.com

Gerald Mead
Buffalo, NY

 

"I’ve long been intrigued by discarded objects and found images, regarding them as potent and poetic cultural artifacts.
Acting in the role of a bricoleur,
for years I collected and categorized these materials
as resources for my artistic practice. The idea of appropriating objects, detritus and illustrative material and giving them new meaning through a process of recombination has historic precedents in the genres of collage and assemblage, however this strategy takes on new relevance
in today’s society – a “remix” culture characterized by
recycling, sampling, mixing
and recontexualizing.”

 

Andrea Pawarski
Buffalo, NY

 

"My work is constantly evolving and changing, just like the
features in our Earth. I find that
I am absolutely entranced by the markings and formations that forces of nature have caused upon our landscape. Whether it’s the textures, colliding colors, or the hidden gems, I hope my audience finds something amongst the layers to energize their curiosity and appreciation for nature."

See some of Andrea’s work on her website: www.andreapawarski.com

St. Monci
Rochester, NY

 

St. Monci’s current work explores the technical applications of abstraction all while employing certain aesthetics that could only be informed by his time spent

in the street writing graffiti.

 

His geometric and architectural forms, which are often improvised, examine his interest in the pure creative process. By exploring only the most fundamental of formal qualities, such as color, form and composition, the work is able to connect with the viewer on a purely emotional level, allowing

for free and open interpretation.

 

See some of St. Monci’s work on his website: www.saintmonci.com

 

 

 

View photos from the exhibition on the gallery's Flickr page.

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The Assembled Image

An exhibition featuring collage and artwork inspired by collage.
The artists included in this exhibition make artwork by assembling various individual pieces to make a cohesive whole, and each
artist has their own connection to the notion of collage.

 

Artists include:
Denton Crawford, Lynne Feldman, Gerald Mead,
Andrea Pawarski and St. Monci

 

 



ARTIST STATEMENTS

Denton Crawford
Penfield, NY

 

"My work investigates the relationship between mysticism
and the absurd and how personal experience informs our understanding of each. Incorporating landscape and abstraction, combining reality
with fantasy, and the ideal with
the absurd, I create personalized accounts of experience that
explore the boundaries between logic and belief."

 

 

See some of Denton’s work on his website: www.dentoncrawford.com

Lynne Feldman
Rochester, NY

 

"I rarely have an idea of where
a painting is going to take me.
I will see a shape with an intriguing contour and that will become
the basis for an entire painting. Once I have a shape on the canvas, I enter into a kind of a conversation with it. The painting truly tells me what it needs. I think of each painting as a puzzle that has never been solved before. My task as
a painter is to find the perfect way to put them together."

See some of Lynne’s work on her website: www.lynnefeldman.com

Gerald Mead
Buffalo, NY

 

"I’ve long been intrigued by discarded objects and found images, regarding them as potent and poetic cultural artifacts.
Acting in the role of a bricoleur,
for years I collected and categorized these materials
as resources for my artistic practice. The idea of appropriating objects, detritus and illustrative material and giving them new meaning through a process of recombination has historic precedents in the genres of collage and assemblage, however this strategy takes on new relevance
in today’s society – a “remix” culture characterized by
recycling, sampling, mixing
and recontexualizing.”

 

Andrea Pawarski
Buffalo, NY

 

"My work is constantly evolving and changing, just like the
features in our Earth. I find that
I am absolutely entranced by the markings and formations that forces of nature have caused upon our landscape. Whether it’s the textures, colliding colors, or the hidden gems, I hope my audience finds something amongst the layers to energize their curiosity and appreciation for nature."

See some of Andrea’s work on her website: www.andreapawarski.com

St. Monci
Rochester, NY

 

St. Monci’s current work explores the technical applications of abstraction all while employing certain aesthetics that could only be informed by his time spent

in the street writing graffiti.

 

His geometric and architectural forms, which are often improvised, examine his interest in the pure creative process. By exploring only the most fundamental of formal qualities, such as color, form and composition, the work is able to connect with the viewer on a purely emotional level, allowing

for free and open interpretation.

 

See some of St. Monci’s work on his website: www.saintmonci.com

 

 

 

View photos from the exhibition on the gallery's Flickr page.