If you just can'''t get your fill of Robert Pollard and have admired the artwork that has decorated the covers of his many, many (many, many) albums''both solo and with Guided By Voices, Airport 5, etc''you may now ''"Do the Collage,''" and attend Pollard'''s first art exhibit. The show will feature more that 50 collages that date from 1990 through 2007:
Using collage elements from 1930'''s - 60'''s era magazines, pamphlets and found obscure pictoral paperbacks as his primary tool, he portrays allegorical personas and hallucinogenic-type environments to create small, almost random synapses of unmistakable compositions with sardonic titles, each serving as a story unto itself. The Artist'''s media utilizes the archetypes of the working class, becoming pawn deities and martyrs found within the strata of near fantasy religion and the collective unconscious.
As if that weren'''t enough, Pollard'''s collages will be the subject of a Fantagraphic Books release, ''"Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Polllard''" which will come out in 2008. Is there no end to this man'''s creative drive? Studio Dante is located at 257 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan. Opening night is Sunday December 9th from 6 PM to 10 PM and the exhibit will continue thru Monday, December 10th from 12 Noon to 10 PM. http://www.studiodante.com/home/