Christine Miller,  Mag’s Slice of Life  (2018)

Christine Miller, Mag’s Slice of Life (2018)

Juxtaposition: Contemporary Collage National Juried Exhibition

June 8 – July 20, 2019

Juror: Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art
  
Opening Reception: Sat., Jun 8, 3 - 6pm
Free and Open to the Public

Artists Talks: Sat., Jun 22 & Sat., July 20, 3-4pm
Free and Open to the Public
Three artists selected for the exhibition present illustrated talks on their process and practice in the galleries, followed by a reception.

This national juried exhibition includes assemblage, photomontage, and mixed-media approaches that employ found imagery, cut outs, typography, cut-and-paste, and installation. 


Featured Artists

Anne Bascove (New York, NY)
Jess Bee (Austin, TX)
Pam Brown (Stony Brook, NY)
Joe Castro (Collegeville, PA)
Kelly Duffield (Boulder, CO) HONORABLE MENTION - Artist’s Highlight
Mitchell Goldberg (Scarsdale, NY)
Judy Gould (Montclair, NJ)
Deming Harriman (Miami Beach, FL)
Teresa Harris (St. Joseph, MO)
Erin Juliana (Brooklyn, NY)
Matt Kuhlman (Milwaukee, WI)
Annie Lee (Folly Beach, SC)
Skye Livingston (Craftsbury Common, VT)
Susan Abbott Martin (Oakland, CA)
Julie Mihaly (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Christine Miller (Whitewater, WI) JUROR’S PRIZE WINNER
Karen Murphy (Sumerville, SC)
Gina Occhiogrosso (Troy, NY)
Harold Olejarz (Tenafly, NJ)
Nikki Painter (Chesterfield, VA)
Angela Piehl (Stillwater, OK)
Paul Plumadore (Milanville, PA)
James Porter (Shokan, NY)
Susan Reedy (East Amherst, NY)
Rhett Russo (Troy, NY)
Greg Sand (Clarksville, TN)
S A Schimmel Gold (Midlothian, VA)
Jan Schnurr (Napa, CA)
Shelley Socolofsky (West Linn, OR)
Annie Weidman (Pittsburgh, PA) SECOND PRIZE
Laura Sharp Wilson (Salt Lake City, UT)

Juror’s Statement

In the early twentieth century, collage flowered as a medium. It arrived at a moment when technology was rapidly advancing and the world was in a fractured political state of affairs. Collage embodied this precarious spirit, often made with clippings and photographs from popular culture combined with other mediums to create visually disjointed imagery. The medium has changed since that time, influenced by an image-saturated world in which our multiple screens and the images contained within them are themselves collage-like in nature. Today, aspects of digital culture and computer-generated images make up a large portion of the genre. Traditional techniques also remain extremely popular, however, as evidenced by the number of cut-paper works in this show. Juxtaposition: Contemporary Collage National Juried Exhibition allows us a glimpse into the multifarious ways in which artists approach collage today.

The submissions for the Barrett Art Center’s Juxtaposition were overall extremely strong, making the selection of the finalists quite difficult. Stylistically, there was a great range of abstraction and representational works, nearly evenly divided among the entries. The prize winners and honorable mention all provide windows into aspects of contemporary American culture. Christine Miller’s Mag’s Slice of Life is a three-dimensional diaristic restaurant table setting, Annie Weidman’s humorous and classically-arranged, Still Life with Cheetos speaks to our love of junk food, consumerism, and summer cook-outs, while Kelly Duffield’s Untitled XII suggests a chaotic family dynamic within a domestic interior. From reviewing the submissions to Juxtaposition, it is reassuringly clear that more than a century after it emerged, collage is alive and well and remains a medium that is well suited for our contemporary era.

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About the Juror
Marshall N. Price is the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and adjunct faculty in the university’s Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has held curatorial positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the National Academy Museum, New York. Recently organized exhibitions include Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75, and Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel.

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