|Some Assembly Required
February - September, 2013
Allen Bryan, Niki Haynes, Thomas Huber, Michael Oatman, Rob O'Neil
The word collage, from the French word coller, meaning 'to glue,' has been associated for over a century with the activity of cutting, rearranging, and fastening together assorted materials to make a new composition. Today, access to a dizzying variety of materials, processes and data has provided artists with a deep pool of ingredients to consider. The elements within this work are rarely brought together at random, but determined with great attention to the meaning associate with images and objects, and their ability to evoke new insights and stories.
Thomas Huber, Try Harder, Mixed media on paper, 2011
Niki Haynes, NYC, Mixed media collage, 2012
We are pleased to present Some Assembly Required in concert with its sister exhibition in the Albany International Airport Gallery, located on the third floor, public side of the security checkpoint. In that version, sixteen artists - including those you see here - express the principles of collage through traditional cut paper techniques, as well as hybrics of photography, film, painting and sculpture.