Saturday, October 24, 2009

issue 7- call for collages- KNOWLEDGE

the next issue (#7) of la colle, the collage zine, will come out sometime this winter.
in order for it to exist it needs your collages and other contributions!

the theme this time around is KNOWLEDGE.

Main Entry: knowl·edge
Pronunciation: \ˈnä-lij\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English knowlege, from knowlechen to acknowledge, irregular from knowen
Date: 14th century
-the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association (2) : acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique b (1) : the fact or condition of being aware of something (2) : the range of one's information or understanding c : the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning : cognition d : the fact or condition of having information or of being learned a person of unusual knowledge.

-the sum of what is known : the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind b archaic : a branch of learning

you can of course take whatever position you want on this theme. albert einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create."

format: the zine is photocopied in black and white on legal paper. While there is room for one center-fold (or I guess two if you think about the cover) 8 ½ x 14 other collages will be reproduced on 8 ½ x 7 spaces. You can email it to my yahoo adddress, juliejeanus (a hi-res, 300 dpi image).

i hope to hold a collage night sometime in the near future too, so stay tuned for that.

i look forward to seeing what you will contribute!

julie jean

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Issue 6- Clothing and/or Fashion now available!

Clothing and/or fashion is the theme for this issue because it was a subject I was reading about and thinking about myself....Hopefully this issue offers some new perspectives on clothing and/or fashion and offers new options for you to try on.

Issue 6 is the largest issue to date! It features collages by arists from North Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois and California. Issues are being mailed to contributors, or you can purchase it at

Here are some of the links and resources in issue 6!

Artists who deal with issues related to clothing and fashion and resources

Terese Agnew’s large photo-based image of a textile worker made entirely of clothing labels

Bernadette Corporation, fashion label, 1995-98

Made in USA, issues 1-3, 1999 - 2001

“We have always liked fashion for what it is--a seductive surface. Fashion magazines in general like to tell people, “this is cool, this is new, look at this.” New fashion magazines try to launch a new wave of cool. They are very fast. We are slow, slowing things down and getting lost in them. We are stuck on simple questions, like “What is a fashion magazine?” “What do they do everyday at Vogue?” When we think of a Fall Collection, we think of leaves on trees turning orange and red, of pumpkins and apples. When we think of fashion we think of an atom smasher the size of Texas, and the option of wearing smashed atoms to school, the office, a date, etc.”

Ryan McGuinness’s Destroy shirt and Jenny Holzer’s shirts at Printed Matter,

Reap What You Sew

Retail Action Project

How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt Ended Up on Yusuf Mama's Back

By George Packer

Sewing Rebellion-

Lisa Anne Auerbach’s D.D.I.Y

Andrea Zittel’s Smock Shop

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Jean Shin, Projects 81

Cat Chow


The Object of Labor Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production Edited by Joan Livingstone and John Ploof

Exhibitions- Collage or clothing/fashion-related

Pleasure Seeker Tory Wright

February 2009, Lump Gallery / Projects, Raleigh NC,

The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End

September 30, 2008–April 5, 2009, The Metropolitan Museum of Art{6EB15EDD-CFF8-4E7B-AA28-573CAB5230D5}

Yinka Shonibare, 100 Years, 2000

Sokari Douglas Camp, Nigerian Woman Shopping, 1990


Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary

September 27, 2008 - April 19, 2009, Museum of Arts and Design, New York,/greater%20than/,/0/,/false/,/true&action=advsearch&style=single&currentrecord=4

The Poetry of Scissors and Glue

Holland Cotter, September 14, 2008

The pre-eminent American poet John Ashbery makes his solo debut as professional artist at 81, with a modest but polished exhibition of two dozen small collages.