Friday, June 19

John Ashbery & Guy Maddin: Collages

John Ashbery, The Painter, 2014, collage, 15" x 20 1/2".
"The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new collages by celebrated poet John Ashbery and acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker Guy Maddin. Each artist will be represented by a group of collages completed within the last year. This is the fourth gallery exhibition to focus on Ashbery’s collages since his solo debut in 2008. Maddin and Ashbery were mutual fans from a distance until they were introduced a few years ago. Soon they were collaborating. ... When talking about their shared love of collage-making, Maddin remarked '…I suppose this gluey and scissory medium is where the sensibilities of each other’s chosen fields come closest…where we unroll for the public the secret blueprints for the little visual collisions…'"
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Paris Review: Gluey and Scissory
Paris Review: Eleven Collages - John Ashbery
'The Forbidden Room': Sundance Review

2011 July: John Ashbery - Postcard Collages, 2012 January: John Ashbery - Recent Collages