Izhar Patkin: Collages

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This body of work by Izhar Patkin maintained a formalist focus on an exploration of the nature of the image in art. Though this theme has been oft-itterated, it's centrality within Collages stemmed from Patkin’s rebellion against conceptual art in the later part of the twentieth century. The works in this exhibition consist of cut-out photographs and strips or planes of color, fit together to make up the greater image, and intended to have the clean shine of a commercial or poster-ad. In Patkin's own words, the size of these collages "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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