I have a print edition up on the Working Proof. They are a great resource for great print editions by artists. Each artists print is paired with a charity. See my print “Ozz” here. Its an edition of 50 prints for $30 each! They release a new print once a week, on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, EST.
Took a weekend trip down to Austin via Dallas this Halloween weekend and saw Arthouse nonprofit arts space among other things. Check out the awesome contemporary and reclaimed architecture of the building and what up at, http://www.arthousetexas.org/.
While researching for my collages… to my surprise I came across these!
A current show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York of charming collages made by Victorian British Women. Showing some of the first examples of collage and painting on paper long before the Dada artists. They were created by clever use of the then popular calling cards. Utilizing the society portraits, the women wittily would spend time cutting up their collected calling cards and devising landscapes, interiors, and even stranger situations for the characters to exist in. Some are very surreal others more of a day in the life of say, “the Real Housewives of Victorian Britain.” Similar to a novel by, Jane Austen these works by women show a glimpse of what it was like to be a woman. These collages are especially unique since they are from a time of history where what little we know about how women lived was documented from a historically masculine perspective. Not only do these surrealist collages predate Surrealism, but their invention also predates mixed media works on paper. The imaginative energy of these collages enlightens what is often seen as a prim and proper view of the Victorian past.