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February 20 - April 25, 2010

With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage, and Collage

Art Exhibition

Works by Eric Edelman, Maureen Mullarkey, Mac Premo, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Jonathan Talbot, Fred Tomaselli

at the Center

Artists often create work that incorporates life experience and personal narrative. If they don't use their own history, they may appropriate someone else's. They layer, assemble, reconfigure, reveal and embalm histories, cultural iconography, and objects in skillfully crafted and inventive ways. Are the photographs, reproductions, books, maps, and memorabilia captured by these artists similar to the burial practices of the ancient Egyptians? Who are the rightful owners of their creations? The exhibition With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage, and Collage serves as a visual counterpart to the roundtable The Lure and Blur of the Real and a screening of Joseph Cornell's film Flushing Meadows. It explores the art of collecting, sorting, and arranging the ephemera and detritus of life to connect the imaginative and the real.

The exhibition may be viewed by appointment M-F from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Please call 646-422-0544 or email info@philoctetes.org to make arrangements.

Exhibition curated by Hallie Cohen (Chair, Art Department, Marymount Manhattan College), with Adam Ludwig.

Maureen Mullarkey, Amid Changes of the World, 2009

Mac Premo, Fire at Will, 2005
Mixed media assemblage
Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Fred Tomaselli, Radiating Column, 2002
Botanical material, pills, acrylic, photo-collage, resin on wood panel
Copyright the artist
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York

Jonathan Talbot, The Bachelors Visit Long Island City, 2008
Collage on watercolor paper

Eric Edelman, Temple of Himself, 2004
Mixed-media construction

Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Persephone, 2004
Watercolor and acrylic on paper collage
Courtesy Susan Eley Fine Art