Exhibition: Rupture, Rapture

13 September 2023

Instilation images from the exhibtion Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage

Photo credit:
Photo by Aga Paulina Młyńczak
Exhibition curated by Cardozo and Młyńczak
16NSt Curatorial Collective
hosted by Patricia Fleming Gallery

The 1st image is of my work ( Growth) on left, Hannan Joans in the middle and Alberta Whittle on the right, all other images are details of my work : Growth.

Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage presents Scotland’s first survey exhibition of contemporary collage art by womxn artists. Bringing together 14 artists with diverse approaches, the works on display challenge the notion of collage as a fixed category or form— instead revealing collage as a feminist praxis of transformation, rupture, and collision.

Curated by Aga Paulina Młyńczak & Nell Cardozo with support from Kelly Rappleye (16NSt Curatorial Collective) and guest curators Sam Ainsley (artist and former Head of Glasgow School of Art’s MFA) and artist Janie Nicoll, this groundbreaking exhibition generously hosted by Patricia Fleming Gallery displays a diverse repertoire of over thirty collage works, several of which have never shown before.

Artists Alberta Whittle, Claire Barclay, Kate V. Robertson, Victoria Morton, Zoë Mendelson and Louise Hopkins present multiple new and historic works. Significant works by Janie Nicoll, Sam Ainsley, Barbara F. Kendrick, Jen DeNike and Catherine Street use collage techniques for poetic transformations of everyday culture.

By putting multimedia sculptural installations together with paper works, Młyńczak and Cardozo aim to expand the notion of what contemporary collage can do. Alongside Claire Barclay’s new sculptural collage work produced for the show, the exhibition will debut a newly commissioned multimedia collage series and performance from Jen DeNike, exhibiting her work in Scotland for the first time.

Other highlights include new work by Kate V. Robertson, made from recycled CDs, and newly commissioned works from 16NSt resident artists’ Hannan Jones, Edie Baker, and Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin, developed in-situ at our host Patricia Fleming Gallery. Displaying work from womxn artists at various stages in their careers who use expanded collage processes, this exhibition aims to create an inter-generational feminist dialogue.