Collages/ AssemblagesSeptember 4 - September 25, 2015
September 4th- 25th, 2015
Opening Reception: Sept 4th, 6-8pm
Townhill School, Pierre S. DuPont Arts Center
Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea NYC, is pleased to announce Warren Linn’s solo show Collages/ Assemblages at the Pierre S. DuPont Arts Center Gallery at the Tower Hill School,
2813 West 17th street in Wilmington, Delaware.
Warren Linn’s quirky assemblages are whimsical and resourceful. Linn’s daily practice of drawing is the basis and source for his art. These works are chronicles. Utilizing his forty years of illustration, he reconfigures his sketches and previous fragments into collages and assemblages of variously shaped forms. In spring 2011, while living in Italy, he experimented with reassembled drawings, eventually developing them into the further realized works seen today. A recent residency in France further informed some of the works in this exhibition.
Linn’s work is deeply informed by the unexpected. Accident, surprise, and discovery are incorporated into his process. Linn is blessed and burdened with insatiability. He often revisits works for editing after having thought them resolved. Similar to the Abstract Expressionists who inspired him early on, Linn allows the viewer to pick up where he leaves off, resulting in works open to interpretation despite the definitive imagery. Ambiguity coexists with specificity in a melding of drawing, painting, and construction.
Warren Linn is on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), has worked as an illustrator for major media clients, and exhibited in a wide range of galleries and venues over the past four decades including the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY; The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; Esther Rand Gallery, New York, NY; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ; The Knitting Factory, New York, NY; The Art Directors Club, New York, NY; Artists Guild of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan, and throughout Brittany.