Izhar Patkin: Collages

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This exhibition by Izhar Patkin explored the nature of the image in art through a formalist focus. This theme has been oft-iterated, but within Collages, Patkin sought to rebel, specifically, against the conceptual art of the later part of the twentieth century. The works in this exhibition consisted of cut-out photographs and strips or planes of color, fitted together to make up a greater image, and intended to have the clean shine of a commercial or poster-ad. Patkin said of the size of these collages: “[It] is not intimate, like most collages, but rather it is ‘public’ painting size. For all ‘practical’ purposes the collage is a painting. But for all production and personal purposes and preferences it is collage.”

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