Traverse City artist Joan Richmond exhibits collages at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages, an exhibition of 12 new works, is on display in the GAAC Lobby Gallery January 15 – April 22, 2021.
Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages may be viewed on-line, too. Go to: GlenArborArt.org and click on Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.
Richmond is more widely known for her distinctive, spare gouache paintings depicting land- and waterscapes. In recent years, she has expanded her practice to include compositions assembled from acrylic-painted papers – materials she creates in her studio.
“This series of collages is a selection from more than 60 pieces I created during COVID-19 isolation,” Richmond said. “How does one stay creative while fighting off anxiety? I found that making images that were immediate in execution helped me not ‘over think’ the process thus creating a calming, meditative effect.”
Richmond discusses how she creates a collage, what materials and tools she uses in a short video interview with GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal. A link to this companion program is at GlenArborArt.org Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.
The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. It is open Monday through Saturday 11 am – 2 pm. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.