Art in the Lobby – Connie Mery - Collage

Art in the Lobby – Connie Mery - Collage

03/29/2016 - 9:00am

"When we think we finally have it all figured out, collage wakes us up -- by reminding us that we don't know what we're doing. It celebrates the surprise, the humor of throwing together unrelated cloth, bits of paper, patterns, detritus, jetsam.

These pieces started on a messy tabletop covered with odd scraps, some of which are shocked to find that ended up at the same party, reluctantly enjoying themselves.

An old woodcut or etching, sharing the same page with some roughly painted swirls,reflects the marriage of our carefully made plans with the nitty-gritty of how we end up actually getting ourselves from dawn to evening.

The materials here are acrylic and oil paints on various kinds of paper."