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Cut and Paste

1 February 2017

Own Art member Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington is pleased to present ‘Cut and Paste’,  a group show with work by three Midlands based artists; Clay Smith, Luke Tarpey and Mark Watkins, who each bring an individual take on the art of collage.

From traditional collage techniques through to photomontage and digital collage all three artists may have a very different process and aesthetic but the core principles of this traditional technique stay the same – that of cutting and pasting whether by computer program or by hand, scissors and glue.

Clay Smith’s Photomontage prints feature empty townscapes, imposing structures, disfigured Hollywood icons and deconstructed insects. Luke’s Digital Collage’s are concerned with media and its effects on society. His work attempts to deconstruct our relationship as a society to our media, through abstraction of basic shapes, patterns and found images.

Mark Watkins will be displaying two separate bodies of work. The first titled ‘Black and White’ is inspired by song titles that originate from the album Black and White released by The Stranglers in 1978. The second titled ‘Guns ’about United States gun culture.

The Opening Evening will be held on 11 February,6 – 8pm and the exhibition will be showing until 18 March 2016. The gallery is open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. 

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