Collage Perspectives at Swarthmore College

day 16

Five Collagists Showcased in Video

This is my 16th post for my 30 Day Blog Challenge, and I have approximately one week left to go.

Last night, I was meandering through YouTube, and did a search for “collage art.” I luckily found an inspiring, 10 minute video film by John Thornton entitled “Collage Perspectives at Swarthmore College.”

Collage Perspectives is the title of an exhibit held in the List Gallery at Swarthmore College in the fall of 2011. Although the exhibit was four years ago, the video is new to me and hyper-relevant as a beginner using this medium. Thornton’s film was narrated by the gallery’s director, Andrea Packard.

Five collagists are showcased: Njideka Akunyili, Arden Bendler Browning, Chie Fukei, Ken Kewley, and Elizabeth O’Reilly. All five collagists have five very different, yet equally powerful, styles and ‘voices.’  I would’ve liked to have viewed the exhibit to see the collages first hand. I am grateful to Thornton for filming the exhibit.

This is my first learning experience involving embedding video in a blog post. Please contact me if there is no video above.

Again, thanks for reading!


Posted on October 2, 2015, in Collage, Inspiration, My 30 Days to a Blog Challenge and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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