exploring the interface of traditional and digital collage

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an exhibition curated by jonathan talbot at core gallery in new paltz, ny from july 14-august 12, 2001


This is the website of Paste and Pixels, an exhibition curated by Jonathan Talbot which took place at Core Gallery in New Paltz, NY, July 14th, 2001 through August 12th, 2001.

At Right:
"Amerika One" by Scott Fray
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To see the artists' works
click here

To see snapshots taken at the opening
click here

To see photos of the installation
click here

To read the curator's statement
click here

Works by the following artists are included in Paste and Pixels
Philip Baraldi - New York, NY
Jeff Brice - Snohomish, WA
Nick Clemente - Sugarloaf, NY
Ionel Corjan
- Suceava, Roumania
Scott Fray - Reidsville, NC
S. Martin Friedman - Mt. Kisco, NY
Richard Harvey - Rochester, NY
Ginny Herzog - St. Louis Park, MN
David Horton - Warwick, NY
Harald Johnson - Charlottesville, VA
Natsuki Kimura - Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Shirin Kouladjie - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  Dorothy Simpson Kraus - Marshfield Hills, MA
Clark Landwehr - Chicago, IL
Bob Maloney - Jamaica Plain, MA
Gennielynn Martin - Clinton, WA
Tina Rene Michell - Wayne, PA
Fred Otnes - West Redding CT
Renee Pearson - Atlanta, GA
Rhonda Roebuck - Greenwood, VA
Roderick Slater - New York, NY
Pat Street - Orlando, FL
James H. Sullivan - Edina, MN
Peter Tytla - East Lyme, CT
To see the works and/or obtain contact information for the artists click here


digital (dij´i tl) information stored as a series of the numbers zero and one. [< Latin digitalis, equiv. to digit(us) finger ]

That the word "digital" has as its source the Latin word for finger is particularly appropriate in the context of this exhibition. Both traditional and digital artists make art with their fingers.

For digital artists, the mouse and keyboard are as natural extensions of their fingers as were brushes in the fingers of Vincent Van Gogh or Georgia O'Keefe. On-screen manipulation of images is as pleasurable and satisfying for computer artists as painting on canvas was for their predecessors. For other artists, however, the handling of physical materials is an essential part of image creation. While the works of these artists often reflect an awareness of new technologies (and in some cases, as this exhibition reveals, anticipate those technologies), they continue to use traditional methods to make their works. Some artists (and this expanding group is well represented in this exhibition) find themselves using both traditional and digital techniques to create their works.

In focusing on collage, this exhibition recognizes that collage is a medium especially suited to both traditional and digital approaches. This exhibition includes collages made entirely by hand, collages made with the aid of computers, and collages which have been made by combining both traditional and digital techniques. It does not, however, include computer generated reproductions of collages made by hand. The focus is on works by artists who have consciously chosen to use either traditional or digital media, or both, to express their personal creative visions.

The traditional and the digital collages in this exhibition are composed of carefully selected elements. The raw images and materials used by collage artists are often highly charged with personal, social, psychological, political, economic, philosophic, and/or aesthetic implications. In the artists' hands, these "precharged" elements are infused with new energy. Artfully transformed and arranged, they become elements in delightful, provocative, insightful, and profound multi-layered works.

- Jonathan Talbot
Warwick, NY
July 14, 2001


Questions? Contact Jonathan Talbot, 7 Amity Rd., Warwick, NY 10990 / www.talbot1.com
Phone: 845-258-4620 | E-mail jonathan@talbot1.com

Thank you to the owners of Core Gallery for hosting this exhibition:
Sherry Herrara, Michael LaBert, Paul Maloney, Betty Lou Vis, Gennie Vis, and Jerry Vis
A special thank you
for the Paste and Pixels logo to Paul Maloney | E-mail: geopawl@earthlink.net

Tthis page is located at www.pasteandpixels.com and was last updated January 2012