Cut & Paste:
Collage as an Artistic Practice
Join us at TJC Gallery on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm for an informal gallery talk presented by Dr. Nicole De Armendi, Assistant Professor of Art History at Converse College.
On view through August 7 – October 25, 2019
By assembling paper, cloth, wood, or metal, artists since the early twentieth century have manipulated materials to produce exciting and sometimes sculptural works of art which break free from two-dimensional form. Featuring works by John Acorn, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, John Chamberlain, Robert Courtright, Herbert Creecy, James Denmark, Thornton Dial, William Halsey, Douglas Houchens, Ray Johnson, Edith London, Laura Spong, John Urbain, Jean Varda, and Karl Zerbe, Cut and Paste showcases the various techniques and styles artists have employed to create collage.
“The great artists can destroy form after form, constantly seeking the unique twist that will appear in the end as if he owned the entire array of shapes and colors.”
Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with staging a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional,” the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. In May 2016, the collection received the Governor’s Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for the Arts, South Carolina’s highest honor in the field. Located at 154 West Main Street in the heart of Spartanburg’s downtown, TJC Gallery features rotating selections from the collection’s holdings. These curated exhibitions are open to the public without charge on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm as well as the first Saturday of the month from 12pm to 4pm. In addition, TJC Gallery is pleased to participate in the city’s ArtWalk series, held on the third Thursday of each month from 5pm to 8pm.