Paper, photos, tea stain, thread on paper | 2023
Blues, whites, and earthy tones soar across the canvas in the aptly named Airshow, the latest collage series by Kate Drewniak. Through the series, the artist pieces childhood memories from a day at an airshow—constructing new arrangements inspired by the dichotomy of the sky, with its constancy and seemingly endless variations in color and textures. The process of deconstructing and reorganizing paper, fabric, and photographs is Drewniak’s attempt to capture the feeling of trying to remember something but not being able to get all of the details right. “Our memories are malleable,” she says. “They’re easily influenced by new information, and these collages are a translation of a childhood memory commingled with new details.”
30 x 22 inches
Floated: 34.5 x 26.5 x 2 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
“I didn't want to waste the entire inside of the books, so I started trying to find ways to incorporate the paper into my art. It pretty much went full circle and I started sewing the paper together again.”