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Surface Matter: Collage from the Collection

Friday, November 17, 2006–Sunday, February 11, 2007

Jess (American, born 1923). The Unentitled Graces, 1978. Paper collage, 41 1/4  x 61 1/4 inches  (104.8 x 155.6 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Armand J. Castellani, 1992.

While many artists have worked solely in the medium, collage has failed to rise to the popularity of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Surface Matter reveals nearly one hundred years of collage and exemplifies how it infiltrated a century of art making and continues to relate to the artistic expressions of the twenty-first century. This exhibition will include works by artists such as Ronald Bladen, Charles Clough, Joseph Cornell, Jim Dine, Seymour Drumlevich, Jess, Joshua Neustein, Larry Rivers, Anne Ryan, Kurt Schwitters, and Leon Polk Smith.