Jenny McGee Dougherty, Selena Kimball, and Tyler Starr
Cut & Paste, September 2014
Grizzly Grizzly is pleased to present "Cut & Paste", an exhibition of collages by Jenny McGee Dougherty, Selena Kimball, and Tyler Starr. Binding these artists is their common use of collage to make meaning in observance of the world around them.
Jenny McGee Dougherty's subtle works transcend the parameters of both fiber and paper by collecting marks, scruffs and textures. She then translates these impressions into a visual narrative of her surroundings.
“I read the paper every morning but never finish it.” admits Selena Kimball. Instead she reworks the pages’ images, texts, crinkles and stains to fashion new histories from the recent past.
Tyler Starr's mixed media works investigate the history of geographical sites where an unsolved tragedy has occurred. Basing his collages in research gathered from sensationalized journalism, Starr’s imagery is built from a distinct vocabulary of papers and pigments.
Jenny McGee Dougherty is an artist living and working in Portland, Maine. She graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Maine College of Art in 2005 and has since been teaching youth arts, traveling, and working in her studio experimenting with painting and textiles. She has been the Associate Director of SPACE Gallery, a non-profit contemporary arts venue in Portland, Maine, since 2010.
Selena Kimball is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA in sculpture from The Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in combined media from Hunter College. She has exhibited at Feature, Inc., Participant, Entropia Gallery, The Estonian National Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Katonah Museum, The Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, and the Museum of the Romanian Peasant in Bucharest. She was awarded residency fellowships at the MacDowell colony and the Millay Colony. Published projects include “ephemera” with Siglio Press, LA. Her work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, and The New York Observer and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media + Technology at Parsons, the New School for Design.
Tyler Starr graduated with a PhD in Studio Arts from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts in 2011 where he was a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. Starr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland in 1998 and was a 2011 Grant Wood Fellow at the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited internationally at Yale University's Haas Arts Library, New Museum for Contemporary Art (New York), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège (Belgium) and Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan).