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Collage in Context: A Symposium

This symposium program associated with the More Real Than Life collage exhibition will present collage as a strategy both in art and literature, as well as position the practice within a larger context of current analogue approaches in art.

The first presentation, from Mark Wallace, will discuss the collage practices of William S. Burroughs and their continued legacy.  Wallace is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays, and won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award for Temporary Worker Rides A Subway.  

The second presentation will feature artist Joshua Tonies speaking about his own collage work.  His contributions to the exhibition highlight some current approaches to utilizing both analog and digital collage within a single work, and how the two differ or complement each other. 

The last presentation will consist of a roundtable discussion between Michael Trigilio, Alexander Jarman and May-ling Martinez. May-ling Martinez is featured in the exhibition.  Besides creating analog collage, she has built outdated or impractical machines from old mechanical engineering manuals as part of her art.   Michael Trigilio is a Professor at University of California San Diego and a multi-media artist that has worked extensively with sound.  His independent radio project, Neighborhood Public Radio, has been featured at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and the 2008 Whitney Biennial.


Collage in poetry, Mark Wallace: 11-11:20
Artist Talk, Joshua Tonies: 11:25-11:40
Roundtable Discussion: 11:45-12:15
Q&A with Audience 12:15-12:30

Questions about the exhibition can be directed to the exhibition curator, Alexander Jarman, at or (513) 315.9655, or to gallery director Perry Vasquez at

Date: March 22 , 2012 Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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