College To Host Exhibit Focusing On The Art Of Collage

EDISON — “Reframe: New Compositions for Old and Found,” an art exhibition in which four internationally known artists incorporate items they have found into their work, will be held at Middlesex County College from Nov. 17 through Dec. 15. The exhibit is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Studio Theatre Gallery on the Edison campus, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue.

A reception for the artists, which is open to the public, will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m.

“The theme of the exhibition is collage,” said Asha Ganpat, the curator. “Each of the artists has been chosen because of their use of collage, although it is important to note that they are not collage artists. Each employs found objects in their work and presents those objects in compositions that alter our viewing experience to the point of a paradigm shift.”

Amina Ahmed’s work explores the imagery and flight patterns of birds. Peter Emerick takes photographs of traffic cones in an ongoing series called Koans, presenting the cones in a way in which the imagery resembles other objects. Lori Field’s silverpoint portraits reference art history, popular media, and found imagery. Karen Guancione creates interdisciplinary works – often integrating mixed media constructions, handmade books, sculpture using household objects, printmaking, and dance elements to focus on women’s work and ethnicity, as well as issues of identity and class.

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