Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present

San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday, September 20 – Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 1-3pm

Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm.

This show surveys collage practices in the Bay Area, including related practices of decollage, assemblage, photomontage and detournement. Collage will be conceived broadly as an “allegorical” technique of signification that relies on methods of “confiscation, superimposition and fragmentation,” as Benjamin Buchloh observed in his 1980 theorization of collage and montage.

Curated by Gwen Allen. 
Anna Banana/VILE Magazine, Terry Berlier, Wallace Berman/Semina, Matt Borruso, Val Britton, Marie Johnson Calloway, castaneda/reiman, Bruce Conner, John De Fazio, Jay DeFeo, Emory Douglas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Ireland, Jess, Jasmin Lim, Matt Lipps, Fred Martin, Brion Nuda Rosch, Leslie Shows, Winston Smith

1756 Holloway 
San Francisco CA 94132