Kate Greenway
In Bits and Pieces
Collage, Mosaic, Glass Tiles

August 23 – September 2, 2023
RUTH UPJOHN GALLERY

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Exhibition Details:
Kate Greenway
In Bits and Pieces
August 23 – September 2, 2023

Meet the Artist
August 26, 12pm – 5pm

RUTH UPJOHN GALLERY
Tuesday – Saturday
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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“by which art results from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole…”

In this exhibition I explore similar techniques using disparate materials. One collection of works amalgamates photographs, fabric, found materials, papers and much more to depict fantastical landscapes. Another grouping of works focuses on making floral arrangements out of hand-painted tissue papers layered in bright hues. Glass mosaics, where small shards of coloured art glass are cut and arranged on either a transparent or opaque substrate, also involve the joining of fragments to create larger images. Lastly a few fused artworks employ sectioning, division and rearrangement of entire images comprised of glass tiles, also glued in mosaic fashion, to aggregate into a unified image.

I have always enjoyed working in detail: fashioning stained glass pieces where glass fragments must be cut precisely and soldered together was the start of this journey. I continued by expanding into fusing and mosaics, then at times combining these forms. When WAAC had a collage exhibition a year ago, it was my first foray into the use of papers and mixed media elements, and I was happily surprised to find many similarities in approach to my glass experience. I expect that I will continue to find more and more ways to blend and merge these approaches in playful ways.

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