Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken @ the Armory Center for the ArtsJuxtapoz // Thursday, 24 Nov 2011
As part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time collaborative group of exhibitions, the Armory Center for the Arts is showing "Speaking in Tongues" which reveals Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken's works in conversation. Berman, known as an influential figure for the "Cool School" of artists in the Los Angeles area during the 1960s and 1970s, and Heinecken, a contemporary of Berman and fellow innovator of photographic art, both were interested in creating new methods of using the photographic image through a means of collaging.
Berman's Verifax collages place images of the everyday such as buildings, people, and animals onto a smaller hand held publications, much like the common way of viewing images on handheld devices today. Heinecken's collages work from pornographic images, but in their new context they transform into a new image with a completely different feel. Both these artists practice photographic collaging methods that could not be done with computer technology today, adding nostalgia and handmade beauty to the work. The show runs until January 22nd.