If you missed the opening party, mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25th (6pm). Rob Reger will be exhibiting some of his brilliant collage works, plus some collaborations with Winston and Jim Dirschberger at 111 Minna.
Earlier this month, Rob and Winston locked themselves in “Grant’s Tomb” and created several collaborative collages, described by Reger as “Two mad scientists exchanging secrets and creating some offspring with a true blend of their two styles.” This is an unprecedented event, and Winston will be in attendance and is excited to invited to join the show.
ROB REGER | Born Again (Again) | Re-Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 25th | 6pm-10pm
Through Oct. 29th
Born Again (Again) is a transformative and figurative mixed and multi-media art exhibit featuring the collage work of Rob Reger.
“I invited Winston Smith to collaborate on a few collages with me. [The] collages he created for the Dead Kennedys shaped how I created collages from an early age. Over the years, Winston has become a good friend, and continues to inspire me through his own work. I invited him to join with me to “play” God, and give new life to imagery we find worthy of the cause.” ~ Rob Reger
ABOUT ROB REGER:
Born: Anaheim, CA, 1969
BFA, Printmaking, University of California Santa Cruz 1993
MFA, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute 1995
President of Cosmic Debris Etc., Inc.
Creator/Creative Director of Emily the Strange
Lives and works in Berkeley, CA
ABOUT BORN AGAIN (AGAIN):
“Select areas of imagery are first dissected, then carefully brought back to life one connection at a time through the surgical practice known as collage. This life, as these frankensteined “originals,” is similar to childhood- finite in time that it exists, given the nature of the materials used. That childlike existence is then captured and brought into adulthood when I create a second life as these “characters” are re-imagined and printed and painted on wood. Finally, if their Creator is inspired enough by their previous existences, they make it into the spirit-world through film and animation. It is here they are finally allowed to move and have everlasting life. I am interested in taking these collages to a “larger than life” place by physically reproducing them on a large scale, and animating and projecting them. In the past, similar collage works have only been shown in small frames with a magnifying glass. Now the work will be accessible from anywhere in the room.”
–Rob Reger, artist
PHOTOS & A SNEAK PEEK AT THE COLLABORATIONS: