A great perspective on early collage in the context of contemporary life and art is Jason Farago's New York Times article from this January "An Art Revolution, Made With Scissors and Glue." I appreciate, among other things, the title. These days we are obsessed with digital presentation. I'm posting a couple of pieces from my current series.
Formulary Marginalia. Mixed Media, 2021.
The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) opened its annual exhibit featuring accordion books on Friday, April 9. Visit the gallery or the website to see 90 works from five countries. The materials, themes, shapes and sizes vary, but each one shares that classic back-and-forth fold. It is a pleasure to see these takes on the form. Staff members at the Center are incredibly patient. Unpacking, photographing, wrangling and displaying this many works is no easy feat.
"Big Pharma and the Barkeep" is included in the open exhibit. The sectioned poem appears in a six-panel accordion book. Each panel measures 10 inches high x 20 inches wide. See the February 13, 2021 post here for the text. Those are glass ice cubes at the base of the open book. The photo is from KBAC.