In its own existence

It would be extremely difficult to tell exactly how many practicing artists in the assemblage arts medium in the U.S. maybe 5,000.

If we take this arbitrary number and multiply it by a minimum of five works we begin to see the magnitude of the production of art assemblage each year. When this is multiplied over a period of five years the production becomes staggering and then we must focus on the problem of quantity-quality. The variations and diversity of expression found within this number of works is equally enormous, as each is a separate entity unto itself. Most of these assemblage art works will be insignificant and inferior works but many will be valid and exciting forms. The immediate problem is discerning the good from the bad, The collector of art is under constant bombardment and must ferret out what holds meaning for themselves.

voo doo                                          @Assemblage by Michael H. Wilson 2019

The goal toward which all our artistic endeavors make the connection. The task of art and the richness and poetry felt.

The task of the artist, the feeling of creating and finding the points of the compass to lead the artist to the way of things which radiate into your works. At first the artist must navigate through the array of finding things that will go into the final product. There is a wilderness of working through to finding the right components leading to a little star dust caught. Fragments of the detritus of everyday life. The identity of an object is challenged or elaborated in terms of interplay between reality and representation. Ultimately works can be reassembled, removed, a different order, shaken, tilted. The artist works to the artistic invention and imagination that the spectator might find meaning and even joy in these creations.collage 2                                               @ Collage by Susan Spencer 2019

 

New Series by Susan

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‘Raw’ by Susan

Finally! The large piece that has been taking up my workbench for the past 5 weeks is hanging in the downstairs gallery.

This was a large piece for me, measuring 36″ x 24″. And the subject matter was a bit on the rough side…but once it got going it took on the “life of it’s own” that happens in assemblage. It was definitely a growth piece and I am looking forward to composing two smaller pieces in the same style for showing this spring.

It looks a bit out of alignment in this photo, but, that is the photographer’s fault!

Growing as an artist lately has been the direct result of working with my art pal Alexis on our Influence and Inspiration Project. You can see what we are doing by stopping by that blog: www.theinfluenceandinspirationproject.wordpress.com

 

Yay! Happy Monday!

 

Find Us At Mosswood This March

After ALOT of rain this winter, we were able to hang a new show at Mosswood Market in downtown Boonville. Mosswood is a favorite of ours, and of many people. Great coffee to get you going anytime o…

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Mosswood Market Hosts Michael in February

lipMosswood Café & Bakery is currently showing Beat Gallery Artist Michael Wilson.
Displayed in the exhibition are recent Art Assemblage and Collage masterworks.
Assemblage art is a form of structural sculpture that incorporates found and junk objects requiring the aesthetic disciplines of three dimensional abstract arts culminating in a harmony of design and purpose. It is often accompanied by the visual context of archetypal forms and cultural iconography. Assemblage Art continues to captivate viewers and allure designers nationwide, the discussion of art and meaning is alive under this amazing collection of parts and objects.

This lively compilation of recent works by these artists presents a rare chance to view a rich display of current art assemblage and how this unique form fits into our contemporary art scene. It is the renaissance of art in America today. Opening in early February and running through end of March 2014, Mosswood is located in downtown Boonville, California, 14111 Highway 128 in Mendocino County. Excellent food and beverages available.
11-3:00 pm all days of the week.  Hope you may make it in, it’s worth the trip !