Bit by Bit
Alvin Balkind Gallery and CAG Façade
Clement Greenberg described collage as "a major turning point in the evolution of Cubism, and therefore a major turning point in the whole evolution of modernist art in this century." Bit by Bit incorporates the work of emerging artists who continue to explore this material practice. Each work incorporates conventional notions of collage, physically collecting, combining, cutting, covering, and layering found images and commonplace materials, one piece at a time, to create new images and meanings. Whether the artists are boldly forming an aesthetic moment or overtly putting forward a political agenda, each element within the overall collage is a separate element that combines with other pieces to generate something whole, and it is this tenuous and apparent relation between the pieces and the whole that gives this material practice its potency and continued relevance. As part of Bit by Bit, the GAG will publish a special issue of I Got Killed I Got Killed I Got Killed in World War Three.