Galerie Gmurzynska presents a show of collages by Richard Meier. The exhibition is focused on eighty collages produced from the mid 1980s to now.
Like his architecture his collages are very clean and methodical on the surface, the images constrained by a constant gird that is not changing. Within the gird however, the images range from the erotic to the painterly illustration. Painters such as Picasso, Cezanne and Rodchenko make their way into the collages, as do other influences such as film and opera. The works also offer deep insights into Meier;s private life. Often the collages are deeply personal and autobiographical, using everyday collected objects such as theatre and travel tickets to intimate photographs.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with documentary images and an introduction by Richard Meier, as well as an essay by Judd Tully.