Handmade collage

18" x 20" matted in white and framed in black




Media and Art exert powerful influences over all of us through continuous, evolving processes of reflection and creation. Each shapes our hopes and fears, our notions of beauty and ugliness, our ideas about the primitive and the civilized, our conceptions of the honorable and the shameful. My recontextualization of familiar images from television, film, and advertising reflect modern life with its incessant influx of information, some of it seemingly worthy and some of it seemingly worthless. In the end the actual work is not about the thing on display; it’s about how society, particularly American society, obsessively consumes myth and fakery. Each collage composition is hand-manipulated with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on, satirizing or criticizing the source material. 



"We Shall Overcome" Luis Alves


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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