COMMUNITY GALLERY: Running With Scissors
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COMMUNITY GALLERY: Running With Scissors

11/16/2017 - 12/21/2017
Community Gallery

Running With Scissors

STEVE HOSCH

November 17 - December 23, 2017 COMMUNITY GALLERY

Making art, to me, is not necessarily a response to the world. Rather, it’s often just a reaction to what’s rattling around in my head. It’s an attempt to make sense of my own inner clutter; regrets, hopes, doubts, dreams, fears. It’s problem solving. It’s catharsis. It’s play. It’s taking risks and letting go. Ultimately, it’s akin to closing my eyes and running with scissors even as my conscience holds up his hands and screams “Stop, idiot!”

Not surprisingly, my process is also disjointed. It, too, begins with clutter, the tangible kind, the collage artist’s raw materials: paper. Boxes and files and piles of paper. From there I sift and sort, and an image, color, shape, or snippet of text sometimes calls to me, asking to be the focal point. Then it’s simply a matter of more sifting, gathering complementary bits and pieces, arranging, shifting, cutting, turning, rearranging all the while trying to ignore my conscience (he’s a jerk) gluing, layering, tearing, sanding, slinging paint, adding transfers, and so on. Eventually, I step back and either smile or curse.

This exhibition is the result of a couple of years worth of that process. Paper and scissors and glue (oh my).

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