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The exhibition showcases Platt's extensive body of collage work. Integrating found objects, particularly clothing, which are transformed and restructured, his collages are both formally dynamic and suggestive of an elusive, interior narrative.

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Freight+Volume is pleased to announce Charles Platt's new solo exhibition, encrypted messages. The exhibition showcases Platt's extensive body of collage work, a practice that he maintains parallel to his career as an architect. Integrating found objects, particularly clothing, which are transformed and restructured, his collages are both formally dynamic and suggestive of an elusive, …

Freight+Volume is pleased to announce Charles Platt's new solo exhibition, encrypted messages. The exhibition showcases Platt's extensive body of collage work, a practice that he maintains parallel to his career as an architect. Integrating found objects, particularly clothing, which are transformed and restructured, his collages are both formally dynamic and suggestive of an elusive, interior narrative.

As the artist tells it, he started making his collages in 1959, when he abandoned an oil canvas in the fall and returned in the spring to find a pair of workman’s overalls hanging on …