Yesterday a show of Rashaad Newsome’s collages, sculpture, video and installations opened at Marlborough Gallery’s Chelsea location. While Newsome’s work has been seen around New York, this show, Herald, is his first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Newsome appropriates images from auction catalogs and hip-hop magazines and collages these images along the rules of heraldry, which the New York Times describes as the art and technique of creating richly detailed symbols of achievement, status and clan that dates to at least the 12th century. MFTA recipient Brooklyn Museum holds one of Newsome’s 2009 collages in their collection.
Of course, we’re making collages with many of the same materials in our classrooms. This morning students visiting Materials for the Arts created books using envelops, scrap fabric and clippings from magazines.
Rashaad Newsome’s exhibition, Herald, is on view at Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, New York, through December 3, 2011.
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