One does not need to be a painter in order to create collages – but, when an artist paints, even in subtle ways, their painting style and skills inform their collage work. Raissa’s work is no exception. Some of her collages are shown here, but be sure to have a look at her website for her painting as well.
Collage meets Landscape would have not been complete without an artist who actually uses scraps of landscape images to create new landscapes. Raissa was the perfect choice. And look closely, she doesn’t limit herself to bits of landscapes, she also incorporates architectural features, paper and paint.
The Collage + Landscape = Collagescape will be on view at San Francisco’s Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery at 304 Valencia Street in San Francisco.
The show opens in less than a week and runs from July 29 to September 28, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, August 1 (7pm to 10 pm).
The exhibit will have two components:
On the main level, there will be an exhibit of my new series of work called Collagescapes.
On the upper level of Glama-Rama, I am curating a companion show of mixed media works, where the theme will be Collage meets Landscapes.