(Thanks to Patrick for passing this along – GC)
STUDIO DANTE,New York City- “Do The Collage”, the debut art exhibit featuring the noted collage works of Robert Pollard, will be held December 9th and 10th, 2007.
Pollard’s exhibition will consist of more than 50 collages that date from 1990 through 2007. Using collage elements from 1930′s – 60′s era magazines, pamphlets and found obscure pictoral paperbacks as his primary tool, he portrays allegorical personas and mhallucinogenic-type environments to create small, almost random synapses of unmistakable compositions with sardonic titles, each serving as a story unto itself. The Artist’s media utilizes the archetypes of the working class, becoming pawn deities and martyrs
found within the strata of near fantasy religion and the collective unconscious.
Do The Collage is being hosted by two close friends of Pollard: visual artist Todd DiCiurcio and actor Michael Imperioli, who, along with his wife Victoria, are the Artistic Directors of Studio Dante.
Pollard’s art will be the subject of a 2008 Fantagraphic Books release, “Town of Mirrors : The
Reassembled Imagery of Robert Polllard.”
Studio Dante is located at 257 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan. Opening night is Sunday December 9th from 6 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit will continue thru Monday, December 10th from 12 Noon to 10 PM.