Curatorial: Painting Reassembled / by Erika Mahr

Painting Reassembled 

Curated by Erika Mahr
Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Westchester Community College, NY
February 1 - April 16, 2016

Painting Reassembled brings together the work of Katie Bell, Joseph Montgomery, and Lumin Wakoa to examine the materiality and objecthood of painting through the reassembling of objects, materials, and forms. These artists utilize the process of painting as a catalyst for the generation and regeneration of ideas and imagery. Fragments collected from a wide array of sources, including earlier works, are recycled and reconstructed to create new compositions that challenge the traditional constraints of painting through both collage and assemblage. Each piece is a record of the artist’s actions, and pose to us the possibilities of future reconstructions.