Fine Arts Museum News
Alternative Visual Energy: Photo Collage by George Jacobi
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
April 15, 2009
Photo collage by Connecticut photographer George Jacobi is on view in the Community Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts through July 12 in the exhibition Alternative Visual Energy.
A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, April 30, from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Jacobi pushes photography beyond the traditional approach, using mixed media to create oversized images. By cutting, pasting and painting directly on photographs he creates unique images. Jacobi began by experimenting with “photo-quilts” which involved weaving together vertical and horizontal slices cut from several different photographs. By deviating from the common approach to photography he creates a new art form in which photographs are the media that he uses, and not the medium. His artistic vision has led him to make increasingly complex two- and three-dimensional manipulations of photo-collage.
Jacobi is a resident of Mansfield, Conn., and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He has exhibited widely in New England and has received awards in several local competitions.