Gallery 220 Events
Constructed Stories & Fabricated Forms: Assemblage Sculpture by Eight Regional Artists
Curated by James McFarland
Featuring: Schroeder Cherry, Nic Galloro, Neal Golbin, Markus, Jim Opasik, Mary Deacon Opasik, Linda Popp, and Jordan Tierney
January 26. 2024 - March 3, 2024
“A three-dimensional work of art made from combinations of materials including found or purchased objects.” - MOMA
“(Art)work produced by the incorporation of everyday objects into the composition. Although each non-art object... acquires aesthetic or symbolic meanings within the context of the whole work, it may retain something of its original identity. The term assemblage, as coined by the artist Jean Dubuffet in the 1950s, may refer to both planar and three-dimensional constructions.” - Brittanica
Although not called “assemblage” until the early 1950’s, sculptors have worked using repurposed objects and assemblage techniques since very early in the 20th century. Pablo Picasso made relief sculpture out of cardboard and string as early as 1912. The Dada and Surrealist artists of the 1920s and 30’s, including Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, and Man Ray created forms using a variety of materials and “found objects” to challenge contemporary aesthetics, and artists in the mid to late 20th century, including Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar and Janice Lowry created complex, often narrative, wall-mounted sculptures.
Artists today continue to work in the tradition of found and assembled objects to create sculpture, some as non-objective compositions, some as recreations of recognizable forms, and some as stories or social commentary, but often as compelling artwork.
Constructed Stories & Fabricated Forms features eight artists from the greater Baltimore region and Harford County: Schroeder Cherry, Nic Galloro, Neal Golbin, Markus, Jim Opasik, Mary Deacon Opasik, Linda Popp, and Jordan Tierney. These artists have been producing sculpture using a variety of found and ready-made materials for many years. Their approaches and subject matter range from compositional explorations and representational constructions to symbolic references and stories told through the collected objects. Their work is visually complex, thoughtful, engaging and often playful.
Come discover these artists and the art form of assemblage this winter at Gallery 220!
The Havre de Grace Arts Collective is proud to present Gallery 220, a fine art gallery and creative hub within Havre de Grace’s Arts & Entertainment District.
Gallery 220 provides a high-level, professional, creative gallery exhibition space for the benefit of the community and of the exhibiting artists. We also seek to collaborate with, and uplift, other local galleries and art studios in the area in terms of coordinated exhibitions and art crawls to make Havre de Grace a premiere art destination of the Mid-Atlantic.
Gallery 220 not only serves as the new headquarters for the Arts Collective.... Through a combination of curated art exhibitions and arts programming that educates, empowers, and entertains our community,
we aim to become a creative hub for Havre de Grace’s entire A&E District.
Are you an artist who's interested in exhibiting or an art-lover interested in volunteering?
Our standard hours of operation are:
Wednesdays through Fridays from 10am - 5pm
Saturday from 10am - 7pm
Sunday from 12pm - 4pm
*Please note that hours may fluctuate during installation periods, workshops and/or holidays.