The complexity of a story is what draws me to explore it through collage. It is difficult to examine gender inequality for example, without delving into historical standards, societal expectations, pop culture, media influence and the fluidly changing relationships between the genders. I was first fascinated by collage because of its piecemeal effect – the ability to use elements from any source, the more varied the better, and combine them in a way that tells a story one might not have seen from the individual elements. To have one piece jar against another but then flow into an other, and create a story through not only the pieces themselves but the connections between them as well, I believe embodies the complexity of the different elements coming together in a multi-faceted story.
Artist Link: Gretchen Vogt
Exhibition Location: Adams Avenue Intregrative Health