Shred at Perry Rubenstein Gallery features a group of collage-based works composed by conventional layered assemblages on paper as well as more unusual methods including a three-dimensional piece and three video animations. Curated by Paper Magazine's Carlo McCormick, Shred presents works "specifically created for the exhibition" by Faile, Shepard Fairey, Leo Fitzpatrick, Mark Flood, Erik Foss, Swoon, and Judith Supine. Also included are works by Jess, Bruce Conner, and Gee Vaucher, artists who helped pioneer "collage as fine art" (from the press release). Less traditional collage pieces include Shelter Serra's three-dimensional work consisting of "red roses cast in white silicone" and video works featuring "cutout paper silhouettes" by Martha Colburn, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, and Bec Stupak and Malcolm Stuart.
According to a statement by McCormick, the title "Shred" refers to "the way in which artists have come to mangle and remake the fabric of representation to reconstitute imagery to their own purposes." The exhibit is "[N]either comprehensive nor precise as a survey," but a "most informal measure of how the visual strategies and techniques of collage have resurfaced in some of the more irascibly iconoclastic artists of our time." Some artists took a spare approach combining only a few images together while some created compositions overflowing with visuals, and others chose to bring their collages to life with depth or animation. Learn more at Perryrubenstein.com. Through August 27th.