UGLY ART ROOM PRESENTS: ALL THAT REMAINS
October 21st – November 19th, 2011 Ugly Art Room (via Picture Farm) 338 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Opening Reception: 7-9pm, Friday, October 21st, 2011
Paul Burgess, Virginia Echeverria, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jenkins, Gordon Magnin, Clarita Mata, Jeffery Meyer, Tom Moglu, Randy Mora, Nicole Natri, Julien Pacaud, Ciara Phelan, Emmanuel Polanco, Eduardo Recife, Kareen Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Valerie Roybal, Katherine Streeter, Leigh Wells, Charles Wilkin, Lionel Williams, Bill Zindel
From its abstract roots in Cubism to the political and counter culture movements of Dada and Punk, collage has always been a product of its environment. With the rise of 24 hour media cycles, social networks and search engines, contemporary culture has effectively rendered print media obsolete, creating a virtual boom in discarded paper ephemera for collage artists to examine and reinvent. Through these discarded remnants collage artists have become the archivists and activists of this post modern age, paralleling the frenetic pace in which we live while exposing the voyeuristic and often disjointed nature of popular culture.
About the Curator
Born in Buffalo, New York Wilkin has been a working collage artist for over 15 years. His work has been featured in numerous contemporary art and design magazines, including; Juxtapoz, Idn, Metropolis and Rojo. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles and Byron Bay, Australia in both groups and solo shows. Several of his pieces are currently in the permanent collection at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Hamburg, Germany and in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. He we has also lectured extensively across the country about his work and received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design, in Columbus, Ohio in 1992. When Wilkin is not working he is busy keeping bees, practicing speed metal guitar and is currently contemplating getting a pilots license. He currently lives Brooklyn, New York.