Lot 54: Gerald C. Mead, Jr.

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Gerald C. Mead

Gerald C. Mead, Jr.
Continuum Redux I
Found Objects and Mixed Media
2 ½ x 15 ¼ inches
Signed Verso
Continuum Redux Series

BIO: Gerald Mead’s work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House, Brooklyn Art Library, Castellani Art Museum, and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction. His diminutive artworks have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, and China and are published in the photography textbooks Exploring Color Photography and Photographic Possibilities. Mead has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, and he is an independent curator and appointed member of the Buffalo Arts Commission. He earned his M.F.A. in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches at SUNY Buffalo State.

STATEMENT: My obsessively composed small-scale collage/ assemblages combine a range of photographic images with other found materials and are intended to encourage inspection of their complexity and detail. Appropriating (and subverting) images and objects represents my aesthetic choices and creates a dialogue about how strategies of recombination affect the meaning of the individual objects. Continuum Redux I relates to an encyclopedic archive of 30 boxes of thematically organized print ephemera that I received from an elderly artist. It represents my attempt to create a microcosm of the entire archive through a ½ inch wide film-like collage of fragments punctuated by magnification lenses that mark the metaphorical intersections between the boxes.

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