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Collage + Landscape = Collagescape

Tofu’s landscapes and collages come together as paintings on paper are cut into small pieces and reassembled in a new series called Collagescapes.

July 29th – September 28th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st 16th, 7 pm – 10 pm

The exhibit will have two components:
On the main level, there will be an exhibit of Tofu’s new series of work called collagescapes. With collagescapes, Tofu starts by painting paper with areas of color representing the palette of a specific place. Next he cuts up the painting into hundreds of small pieces. The final steps are to randomize the pieces and then reassemble them in various geometric patterns. Collagescapes are both landscape paintings and collages. They may appear abstract, but the intent is to retain the color palette of the places they represent. A preview of the work can be seen at tofuart.com

Collage meets Landscape
On the upper level of Glama-Rama, Tofu is curating a companion show of mixed media works, where the theme will beCollage meets Landscapes. The exhibit will include the works of 12 different artists from the Bay Area, the U.S. and overseas. The works of four of the participating artists have never been show in the Bay Area before and two of the artists are even having their first showing in the U.S.

Earlier this year, Tofu issued a Call for Artists as well as inviting a few select artists to participate in the exhibit. The result is a diverse collection of work that incorporates everything from paint to found objects to postage stamps to human hair. In selecting which pieces to show, Tofu employed his collage skills to choose and place works of art that both complement each other yet stand out as individual pieces. It could be said the exhibit of collages is like a collage itself.

The artists exhibiting in Collage meets Landscape include:

  • Giovanna Aguirre (Columbia/Sweden)
  • Andrea Bergen (California)
  • Cynthia Brannvall (California)
  • Mark Garrett (California)
  • Lars Jonnson (Sweden)
  • Mike Kabler (California)
  • Denise Laws (California)
  • Karen Lindquist (New Mexico)
  • Olivia Parkes (California/Germany)
  • Molly Rausch (New York)
  • Raissa Trend (California)
  • Juan Vargas (California)