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Then and Now Collages 1979 – 2017

Marge Loudon Moody

Then and Now: Collages 1979-2017

 Artist Statement

This exhibition is selected from collages made over the past 38 years, up to the present day. Between 1985 – 2003, collage was my sole medium. A pivotal moment was the 1981 Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, London, show of small collages by Kurt Schwitters. My early work used ‘found’ papers. Later, I painted my own. Exotic papers from India and Thailand became part of my palette, seductive in their beauty and challenging for that reason.

My main concern is that of form. While this is driven by a thorough knowledge of the Design Principles, over the years it has been intuition that has made my process more finely tuned. Drawing has always been a valued skill, and I often feel that I am drawing shapes with a knife when making collage.

My work results from a rigorous process of refinement, in order to create a harmonious expression of the essential nature of my subject. I am inspired by my experience of places – distant and close to home. Subject matter serves as metaphor for intangible ideas. It references boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, absence and of memory.

 

October 2017

 

Then and Now: Collages 1979-2017

Marge Loudon Moody

Then and Now: Collages 1979-2017

Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, South Carolina

January 8 – March 8 2018

 

Artist Statement

This exhibition is selected from collages made over the past 38 years, up to the present day. Between 1985 – 2003, collage was my sole medium. A pivotal moment was the 1981 Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, London, show of small collages by Kurt Schwitters. My early work used ‘found’ papers. Later, I painted my own. Exotic papers from India and Thailand became part of my palette, seductive in their beauty and challenging for that reason.

My main concern is that of form. While this is driven by a thorough knowledge of the Design Principles, over the years it has been intuition that has made my process more finely tuned. Drawing has always been a valued skill, and I often feel that I am drawing shapes with a knife when making collage.

My work results from a rigorous process of refinement, in order to create a harmonious expression of the essential nature of my subject. I am inspired by my experience of places – distant and close to home. Subject matter serves as metaphor for intangible ideas. It references boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, absence and of memory.

October 2017

 

To see work in the show click here

 

Currently Showing: Parallax Art Fair, February 12-14, 2016

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I am excited to be part of the 15th annual Parallax Art Fair in London. The fair will exhibit over 3000 works of art from makers of all stripes, ranging from recent graduates to internationally known artists. Past Parallax events have been known to be unforgettable events, with a confluence of many different cultures and live music as a backdrop.

I will be showing 14 works, which span the last few years, and even include very recent works from 2016.

 

Check out the Parallax site for more details: http://parallaxaf.co/

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