Collages to be exhibited in Pisa, Ferrara Italy
May 8, 2007
Paul Bright, assistant director of Wake Forest University’s Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery, will present “Collages,” an exhibition of 25 works in Italy this summer.
The exhibit will run June 16-30 at Santa Maria della Spina in Pisa, a gothic church that is now a public exhibition space. The June 16 opening will coincide with Pisa’s Festival of Lights along the Arno River. The show will then travel to Galleria del Carbone in Ferrara where it will run July 8-29. Bright will attend both openings.
Ranging in size from three inches by two inches to 12 inches by eight inches, the collages are often intensely colorful. Created over a period of seven years, they are mostly made of found paper. “The work refers partly to the fast-paced information overload of our world,” Bright said. “I take bits of information that have been discarded and recompose them into new images—something still, something people can then contemplate.”
Bright has exhibited extensively throughout the Southeast and has also been featured in exhibitions in Switzerland, England and Germany.