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Love Me Tender: Collage and Photography by Kaitlin Frisicaro and Kevin Burzynski at Glow Gallery

Collage Studies

Last seen in any major way Kaitlin Frisicaro’s solo show at The Vault in February 2013 consisted of a series of 30 framed works, a mural and an installation of origami.

At the Glow Gallery’s Love Me Tender exhibition the artist presents in a limited venue framed collage combining freshly brushed color and vintage images with drawn elements in a representational style calling to mind artists such as Malcolm Morley, Martin Mull, David Salle and Rita Ackermann—worked with energy but much subtlety—like scrapbook haiku. Frisicaro mines the raw sweet edges of romantic sentiment. Each piece resonates with intimate/whimsical fantasy in lively passages of bright color meshed with figuration like layers of storybook memories scrawled on a vacant wall.

Kevin Burzinsky in much the same way presents published print derived collage and a series of photographs with an emphasis on design that creates a figure ground relationship familiar in commercial advertising. The artist’s collage work has a similar format but different temperament from Frisicaro…creating from images of everyday objects, surrealist juxtapositions—comic content with a tendency to incongruity. His photos, posed scenes catching the humor and beauty in human activity, give the viewer a field of form and color organized with professional production values.

The show runs through July 30.

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