About This Exhibition:
Mechanical Hall Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is open to the public, and admission is free. Please observe the University’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols when visiting. At this time, that includes wearing a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, and completing the Daily Health Screening ahead of your visit.
The medium of collage offers artists an inventive means of constructing a work of art, often incorporating everyday materials and found objects, such as newspapers, photographs and fabric. Gathered Together: Black Artists and the Collage Aesthetic explores the practice and visual strategies of collage, highlighting the University's collection of African American art.
The exhibition presents the work of 26 Black artists who have engaged with the technique and aesthetic of collage from the 1970s to today. Working across figuration and abstraction, these artists examine a wide array of subject matter, from the profoundly personal to the social and political.
Guest Curator: Danielle Canter