Your Space: Collage
Your Space is a newly designed interactive area that focuses on a particular medium or artistic concept and offers hands-on materials for visitors of all ages to make and exhibit their own artwork. The current theme in Your Space is collage, which pertains to some of the work seen in Gathering Light: The Art of Stephen Hannock and Making is Knowing: The Art of Ric Campman.
On view in Your Space are exemplary works of collage by Vermont artists Helene J. Henry of Brattleboro and Mary Welsh of Williamsville. Thoughtful play is at the heart of Henry’s intimate, minimal works in which tiny bits of paper interact with carefully balanced white areas. Henry orchestrates each shape, space, embossing, or fleck of color to serve the entire composition. Welsh creates densely pieced, luminous collages of houses, rows of buildings, or cross-sections of interiors. She skillfully creates façades that look at once substantial and transparent, with a different light and action taking place behind every window. Her work celebrates art, architecture, history, and place.
—Susan Calabria, Education Curator