May 1 -31, 2018
Reception, First Thursday, May 3, 5-8pm
The Museum Store @ TMA
Rand Carlson was a cartoonist, illustrator, and painter for over 30 years; then he came across tin. He was looking for a new medium and found it in brightly colored printed tin scraps. Now known for his tin collages, Carlson continues to push himself to create by repurposing and editing castoff pieces of metal. He views collage as a modern medium because it combines dissimilar pieces to form a new whole. Carlson uses mostly discarded materials and gives them new life, a contemporary notion of reuse and reinvention that borrows from folk art and manufacturing. The imagery takes on new life as well, cookies become mountains, bubbles become clouds, a circus tent becomes a fiery sunset.