Bruce Helander | Rodeo Rider and Other Wild Pictures
The exhibition will feature a selection of original collages and prints by renowned collage and assemblage artist Bruce Helander with materials sourced from small ‘black velvet’ paintings found in flea markets and on the Internet.
Tansey Contemporary presents “Rodeo Rider and Other Wild Pictures”, a solo exhibition of new works from collage artist Bruce Helander on view at 652 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM June 10 – June 26, 2016.
Considered one of the most recognizable collage and assemblage artists in the country Bruce Helander’s work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as numerous private collections. His collages appear in Jazziz, The New Yorker and Palm Beach Illustrated magazines among others. He is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Art and recently won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts. Kenworth Moffett, former director, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale said in Gold Coast magazine: “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.”
Helander is also a curator, critic and writer coordinating over eight exhibitions of contemporary work and contributing to The Huffington Post, The Art Economist, The New Yorker and ForbesLife. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied at Yale and Harvard.
The exhibition will feature a selection of original collages and prints by the artist with materials sourced from small ‘black velvet’ paintings found in flea markets and on the Internet. The original collage maquettes are also shown with the larger paintings.
Join us for the opening reception Friday, June 10 from 5-7pm. The artist will be present.