A Sneak Peek at the SLASH International Survey of Contemporary Collage


Collage — at least in the way we think of it today — is a relatively new art form, all things considered. The form rose to recognition around the turn of the 20th century, when the term was coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, and has since become a viable method of creative expression and communication, one that is only becoming more and more relevant in our age of constant remixing and re-appropriation. On November 19th, the Carl E. Smith Fine Art gallery in Laguna Beach, CA will open “SLASH: An International Survey of Contemporary Collage,” an exhibition featuring the collage work of both established and emerging artists from all over the world, in an effort to both “consider the prestigious history of collage and point with confidence to its bright and promising future.” Click through to see fifteen works from the exhibit, and then check out the CES/FA website for even more.

Michal Skapa, “Untitled”

James Gallagher, “Can I Say More,” Hand cut paper collage

Allison Diaz, “Untitled,” 2011, Collage on wood, 16” x 20”

Francis Berry, “Recycled 023: High Tide,” Collage on paper

Hilary Pecis, “Up To No Good,” 2010, C-Print, 20” x 30”

Kube, “Tune In,” Year, Collage on paper, 18” x 24”

Lola Dupré, “Darwin,” 2011, Collage on paper, 8.2” x 11.6”

Matt Lipps, “Untitled (Bedroom),” 2008, C-print on aluminum, 46” x 33”

Andres Guererro, “Untitled,” 2010, gouche and latex and collage on canvas, 24” x 30”

Carl E. Smith, “Body Study 2,” 2010, Collage on paper, 18” x 22”

Rob Larson, “Untitled (Marlboro I),” 1997, Discarded cigarette packages, 22” x 28”

Ben Venom, “The Goat,” 2009, Heavy metal T-shirts, fabric, thread, 11” x 13”

Greg Lamarche, “On and On,” 2010, Hand cut paper collage, 22.75” x 32.25”

Ben Brough, “Glitz ‘N’ Glamour,” 2007, Collage on paper, 8.5” x 11”

Luke Butler, “The End,” 2010, collage