NEW Art Show! Reception Sunday at 11am
“Carry On” by David Michael Lieb
Opening Reception : Sunday, May 6, 2018 11:30am
Exhibit Dates: May 2 – June 29, 2018
Story by Doug Wood-Boyle
Collage is an ancient art form that dates back to 900 BC in the Far East, but had a resurgence in France, where it received its name, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now Salem based artist and architect David Michael Lieb is bringing his latest solo show. “Carry On works in Collage” to the United Parish of Auburndale’s Betty Meyer Gallery, throughout May and June.
Lieb describes the collection in this statement, “The works presented in ‘Carry On’ are a complex collection of collage works that illuminate everyday experiences of love, betrayal, homesickness and exile, through the lens by which we experience Modern life. ‘Carrying On’ is a metaphor to navigate the prism of life, in the presence of the greatest gradations between ecstasies and griefs.”
While artists have been layering images and incorporating autonomous elements into their work since the advent of paper, collage truly emerged as a medium in its own right in the early years of the 20th century with the Cubist experiments of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The duo coined the term “collage” (from the French verb “coller,” meaning “to glue” or “to stick”) to describe works composed from pasted pieces of colored paper, newsprint, and fabric, considered at the time to be an audacious intermingling of high and low culture. It revolutionized modern art.(i.e. artSpace.com)
The show will open Wednesday, May 2 and run through Friday, June 29. Their will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 6 at 11:30 am.
Artist Biographical Information
David Michael Lieb is an architect, artist and educator working and living in Salem, MA.
He was born in Malden, MA, and was raised in Marblehead, MA. Lieb holds a Bachelor of Architecture
from the Pratt Institute-School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY and a Master in Design Studies, in History
and Theory, from the Harvard University-Graduate School of Design.
He is a practicing architect, exhibiting artist and has taught in higher ed. He is principal and founder of
LIEBSTUDIOS architecture art education in Salem, MA. His paintings and collage works have been
exhibited in Massachusetts, NYC, and NW Arkansas in solo and group exhibitions.
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Sunday 9am to 1pm.