GJ Gillespie Wins Award at Mercer Island Show

Paper Talks: Collage Chatter 
Mercer Island Community Events Center 

Northwest Collage Society Fall Exhibition 
8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA
September 9 -- October 27, 2018

The judge chose "Invisible Men" by Gillespie for a merit award which came with a $50 prize.

GJ Gillespie was among 26 collage artists invited to show art in the exhibition.

It is Gillespie's 37th art show. 

Invisible Men by GJ Gillespie.
Collage, water color, house and spray paint.
23.5 x 18
. 2016.

About the piece.
I took a classical Greek sculpture image and elongated it to form these ghostly images.

I like how the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa stretches his figures and wondered if I could get a similar effect.

The Chinese writing is from a Chinese rice paper coloring book. The white bones is house paint dripped on spray painted news paper. The purple man is made with bits of newspaper images and water color. The yellow shadow was made by a stencil and spray paint. The graphite scribbles were inspired by Henry Moore drawings.

When I was Young by GJ Gillespie.
Collage. 37 x 27. 2017.
Recently at the Hurst Gallery in Kirkland. 

I Know a Place by GJ Gillespie. 
Collage on canvas. 15 x 30. 2018.
Formerly shown at the Kirkland Arts Center.

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