Borders and Frontiers

Borders and Frontiers


Exhibition at Oakland University Art Gallery
Publication: Oakland University Art Gallery
Publication date: March 2011
Editors: Dick Goody
Credits: Debra Lashbrook, EPI Marketing Services, Jacqueline Leow
Format: 10” x 12”
Features: 60 pages, full color, paperback catalogue
Language: English
ISBN: 97809258559532

Cover, David LaChapelle, Studies and Sketches 1, 2008-11
watercolor, oil stick, paper on cardboard, 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches
Copyright David LaChapelle; Courtesy of Fred Torres Collaborations, New York

Excerpt from the critical essay, “Collage and Appropriation in the Contemporary Image” by Dick Goody:

In framing and examining contemporary collage in 2011, what we see is a diverse array of practices. David LaChapelle, the defining American portrait and tableau photographer of his generation, creates an immediate and palpable shortcut to his photographs in his new collages, which he alters and reassembles on cardboard. Photographs tend to be multiples, but a photograph pasted into a collage is a unique object, linking it directly to the artist's touch.