To Piece Together Exhibit

21janAll Day12marTo Piece Together Exhibit

Monique Vettraino,

Event Details

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is pleased to announce our next exhibit, To Piece Together featuring artists: Loraine Mohar, Jennifer Murrphy and Monique Vettraino.

To Piece Together is a speculation on the aesthetic possibilities of contemporary collage. Collage is a powerfully durational and meditative process that sees incongruent images harmonize together like a satisfying puzzle, creating layers of unexpected meaning. It’s one of the oldest and most popular art forms in history—its inception dates back to 12th century Japan, when poets and calligraphers tore verses from coloured paper then reassembled them on scrolls or screens. Composed of paper and photographs from found-books and other recycled material, the work of artists Loraine Mohar, Jennifer Murphy, and Monique Vettraino approach collage as a form of visual poetry, a dynamic interplay of emotion and imagination through multidimensional imagery. Being universal, inexpensive, and accessible are the profound strengths of collage, traits it shares with other art forms like street art, knitting, and comic books.

Likewise, this ties it to creative categories like low-art and kitsch while also anchoring it to socio-economic conversations about class. In their pictures, human and animal bodies are shredded, torn, cut, then painstakingly reassembled using paste and thread into fantastical landscapes, surrealist dreamstates, and ecological allusions. These once broken images are pieced back together and renewed.

The Exhibition will be on display at Glenhyrst art Gallery of Brant, 20 ava Rd., Brantford from Sat. Jan. 21 to Sun. March 12 with Opening Reception on Thurs. Jan. 26, 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Admission to the gallery if free. Donations appreciated.  All are welcome.

Photo Credit: Monique Vettraino, “Our Paths Will Cross,” hand-cut collage, 2022.

Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm
Monday & Statutory Holidays CLOSED


January 21 (Saturday) - March 12 (Sunday)


Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

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519.756.5932 20 Ava Rd., Brantford ON Canada

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