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Wilson Art Gallery at Le Moyne Hosts Collage Exhibit

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … An exhibit of the work of Scott Herrmann will be on display in the Wilson Art Gallery of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College. The exhibit, “(re)circulate(d): studies in ‘collage,’” opens on Mon., March 1, and will run through Fri., March 26, and can be seen during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon until 2 a.m.).

An opening reception will be held in the Wilson Art Gallery on Fri., Feb. 26, from 4 – 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (314) 445-4153.

Scott Herrmann is a graduate of the art programs of Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. A lifelong resident of Central New York, he resides in Liverpool with his wife and son. He recently participated in the “Collage + Assemblage” exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn. This is his first solo show.

Herrmann describes his work as follows:

I am inspired and motivated by: the primacy of the grid, layers, transparency, the very selective use of color, charts, graphs, the almost unbearable tension between black and white, torn papers, diagrams, the reading of pictures as words, photocopies, overlapping, the viewing of words as pictures, and the fine line between humor and grimness.

I seek always to exploit the main strength of collage: to assign new meaning to materials taken out of context; to create a field of play in which anything can suggest/symbolize anything else. I like to explore the irony of using a culture’s cast off detritus to communicate a sense of mortality, decay, and impending doom, both for the individual and the culture.

I look for the emergence of a new, primal, direct language that materializes when any one of the above elements obscures, intersects, repels, crosses over, connects with, or slides up against another.

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posted on: 1/27/2010