Monday, February 4, 2013

The Art of Assemblage - George Herms | Agathe Snow - MOCA U - MOCAtv

The Art of Assemblage - George Herms | Agathe Snow - MOCA U - MOCAtv 

Published on Jan 8, 2013 - YouTube
Using collage as a principal element in their work, both artists George Herms and Agathe Snow pull objects from real life and use them as the raw material for their assemblages and sculptures.

Herms, a native Californian and influential figure of the beat generation, is best known for his assemblage work. He began his long career in the 1940s by making valentines out of cut paper and glue; since then, musicality, spirituality, and poetic expression have been integral parts of his work. Snow is a New York based artist who uses everyday materials in sculptures, performances, and installations that are as much about societal decay as they are about existential celebration. Through many projects, such as dinner parties and week-long dance parties, her work brings people together in a way that makes it inseparable from the city.