Kay Rosen: Collages 1999-2002 presented an adventurous and exploratory drawing series springing from the artist’s larger body of text-based work. The works emerged from Rosen’s continued fascination with language and commitment to eliciting new meanings from everyday objects through the layering of text and image. Through subtle combinations of found materials, Rosen coaxed a playful humor from words, her longtime subject matter. In a wall drawing, Rosen combined found paint (a hardware store’s accidental mixture) with text, utilizing the physical space of the gallery as both page and canvas. Together, the collages and wall drawing created a poetic and compelling drawing-based installation.
Read Drawing Papers 32: Kay Rosen, Collages: 1999-2002.
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