by Terry Rogers
Gallery 37 in Milford, voted Best Downstate Gallery: Reader’s Choice, for a number of years by Delaware Today Magazine, is proudly exhibiting a collage show by eight women artists. There will be an opening reception to meet and greet the artists on December 11, 3–6 p.m.
The artists are Mary Ellen Daly, Shari Epstein, Joyce Guerrieri, Jennifer Gunther, Nanci Hersh, Kati Dell Kaufman, Marsha Lieberman, and Marcia Reed.
The fine art of collage has been around for over 100 years. In the great tradition of modern art, collage has its own place as a language in the visual arts. Beyond the literal objects in the work, collage reveals symbolic representations, inspired by every day objects.
One of the pioneers of this kind of work was Kurt Schwitters, the German artist of the 1920s. He created beautiful assemblages of found objects by repurposing them onto paper, and producing beautiful compositions from what others thought of as “garbage in the streets”— pieces of wood, old newspaper clippings, lost coins, torn photos, remnants of cloth, etc. Many other famous artists were inspired by him, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Romare Bearden.
Continuing this tradition in art, these 40 works of art will be on display at Gallery 37 in Milford from November 6 through December 31, 2021. For more information, contact Gallery 37—A Destination for Artful Living by visiting them at 8 South Walnut Street, Milford, or calling 302-265-2318 or 413-297-2690.
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