Locals have work at Antique Co-Op

  • An oil on canvas painting by Roz Park now on display at New Hampshire Antique Co-Op.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:33PM

New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present “Transcending the Ordinary: Abstract, Assemblage & Collage,” an art exhibit and sale of more than 50 works including artists Joseph Cornell, Varujan Boghosian and Louise Nevelson, as well as Monadnock-region contemporary artists Roz Park, Chris Myott, Jessie Pollock, Peter Sandback and more.

Collage and assemblage art has its roots in surrealism, borrowing from that movement the concept of unexpected juxtaposition. Artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was one of the earliest artists to practice this art form. He used found objects, relics and trinkets from his everyday life to create shadow boxes filled with assembled objects. These creations evoke far more than the modest contents used.

Collage and assemblage artist Varujan Boghosian, born in 1926, draws inspiration for his art from many sources such as literature, art, music and history. His works often reflect his affinity for myth and symbolism, most often seen in his use of swans and serpents. Boghosian has held a number of teaching positions including Dartmouth College in Hanover, where he continues to maintain his studio. Boghosian’s artwork is widely acclaimed and can be viewed in museums across the country: The Met, Art Institute of Chicago, Currier Museum, Whitney and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Roz Park, known for her abstract paintings and collage/assemblage pieces, utilizes oil paint, watercolors, photography, fibers and natural objects to create enigmatic pieces. Her works have been exhibited at Boston Center for the Arts’ Mill Gallery in Boston, as well as in galleries throughout New Hampshire, recently winning an award at the 2017 Biennial at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery.

“Transcending the Ordinary: Abstract, Assemblage & Collage” is on view in the Tower Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op in Milford from March 17 through June 30.