Painterly Pasted Pictures

Alfred Leslie, Untitled, 1960, mixed media and collage on board, 7 7/8 x 10 1/2
Alfred Leslie, Untitled, 1960, mixed media and collage on board, 7 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches (courtesy of FreedmanArt)

Brendan Dooley reviews the exhibition Painterly Pasted Pictures at Freedman Art, New York, on view through May 18, 2013.

Dooley writes that the exhibtion "brings together a group of collages from the 20th century united by the stylistic trait of 'painterliness.' ... Though painterliness obviously has its roots in painting, this exhibition shows how easily and successfully the concept can be applied to other mediums; painterliness is, in a sense, materiality, which is why collage – the mixing of different materials and forms – seems to be one of the best mediums to demonstrate this visual effect."