Monday, December 3, 2007

Theme for Issue 5- MAPS!

The theme for issue 5 of la colle (to come out sometime next spring) will be maps!
Additional details about submitting map-themed collages will be posted in January, but to get you started here's an excellent article from the New York Times about the power of maps.

I am America. (And So?)
Published: December 2, 2007
Five hundred years ago, our continent was given a name. We still don’t know what it means.

Issues 1-4 are available to purchase at

Friday, October 19, 2007

Issue 4 of la colle, the collage zine, out now!

Issue 4 of la colle, the collage zine, is complete and now out!

If you would like to purchase an issue you can do so at for just $2!

Music is the theme of issue 4!

It is 2o pages of original music-themed collages by artists from California, Illinois, Oregon, North Carolina and Michigan, collage exhibit listings and reviews, a list of record album covers that were created with collage and random notes about collage related things.

The theme for the next issue is mentioned and it will be maps. More details to come. Collages welcome at any time contact my yahoo address juliejeanus.

Current and Upcoming Collage Exhibitions

Collage Exhibitions (published in Issue 4 of la colle, the collage zine)
Tricks or Treats The Art of Craig Bostick
Through November 4, 2007, Magpie, Somerville, MA

Tony Swain
Through November 21, 2007, Venice Biennale

Neither New nor Correct: New Work by Mark BradfordThrough November 25, 2007, Whitney Museum of Art

Danny Lyon: Montage, Film, and Still PhotographyThrough December 2, 2007, Whitney Museum of Art

States of Mind: Dan and Lia Perjovschi
Through January 6, 2008, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Collage has been used by Dan Perjovschi in his series, Postcards from America, and by Lia Perjovschi in her timeline, Research File. General Timeline: From Dinosaurs to Google Going China, 1997-2006.

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination
Through January 06, 2008- SFMOMA
Interactive website from previous installation at the Peabody Essex Museum

Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918–1945Through January 13, 2008, Guggenheim
Previous venue website-
One of eight thematic sections is dedicated to photomontage.

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy My Oppressor, My Love
Through February 3, 2008, Whitney Museum of Art
While there is an element of collage in many of Walker’s works, the seventh slide caught my attention.

Tony Fitzpatrick
October 21, 2007 - January 7, 2008, PS.1

The Secrets of Glue: Exploring Collage and Assemblage
October 27 – December 16, 2007 (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
Curated by this zine’s founder and includes the work 18 artists including Amanda Wyse, Joel Wyse, Liz Cohn and John Tanghe, whose work is also in this issue of la colle.

Cliff Evans: EmpyreanNovember 9, 2006 – January 13, 2007, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
From their website: “Cliff Evans treats images like found objects, mined from the vast reference library that is today's Internet. His exhibition Empyrean is a digital polyptych with photomontage animation which recalls the form of 15th-century Northern European altar-pieces merged with contemporary advertising narratives.

Martha Rosler’s much discussed collage in WACK!: Art and the Feminist RevolutionFebruary – May 2008, PS.1 but for now visit LA MoCA’s website
More info about Martha Rosler’s photomontages
More info about Rosler and images

Victorian Photocollage
October 10, 2009 – January 3, 2010, Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday, September 22, 2007

what this is all about

la colle is a zine about collage! The name comes for the French word for glue. It all started about two years ago in a town with one stoplight...

It comes out at least once a year, sometimes twice. Anyone is welcome to submit a collage. Any person who submits a collage receives a free issue. la colle includes collages from across the United States (and sometimes abroad) as well as information and reviews about collage exhibitions and related info. It usually only costs a few dollars to purchase- additional information is available by contacting me. To date three issues have been published and the fourth is nearing completion.

So how does a zine fit with a blog? It seemed like a blog would be helpful in getting the word out about la colle to a larger audience. Collages or info in the zine will not necessarily appear here, but calls for collages, info about issues and how to purchase them, as well as random tidbits about collage will likely appear here.

Back to the zine. The next issue has a theme of music. Here was the call for submissions sent out earlier this summer:

Since it is summer and it has been a while since the last issue of my little collage zine la colle came out it seems like this is the time to ask for more collages!

Since there have been quite a few issues already I thought this one could be a little different. Perhaps a theme. Perhaps a theme of music. No, not perhaps, definitely. Definitely a theme of music.

Since the theme of music is a large one the ways that collages adhere to it can also be broad.

Since people sometimes think or tell me but I'm not creative I can't make a collage, I realized that while people may have similar thoughts about making music (I can't sing), they likely sing to songs in their car. Since sometimes when people who can't sing do, the result can be a good thing (it can be bad too but we won't go into that). Following this line of thinking whether you sing in your car or not making a collage is actually quite easy, so I ask you to make one.

Back to the theme- music. Think musicians, think instruments, think I play in a band so that makes anything I touch about music. Think about Dolly Parton. Think about Linder whose photomontage graced the cover of a Buzzcocks's single. Think about Mingering Mike who also partly inspired this idea- he made his own albums from cardboard (ok not collage, but he could have used it)- Think about Christian Marclay who has used collage in many ways- a few examples of his works using album covers can be seen here

In addition to collages that have something to do with music, it would be great to come up with a list of album covers that reproduce collage or photomontage works. So send those too.

The format for la colle is 8 1/2 x 14 paper folded in half reproduced in photocopy. If you submit a collage you received a free copy of la colle. Send a hi-res scan/image (300 dpi) to my yahoo account, juliejeanus

Get those scissors, glues, images, start staring at those record covers and get to it!
Tell your friends- the more the merrier!
julie jean