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Collage two ways: Mario Petrirena and Daniel Biddy

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A hundred years ago, Pablo Picasso glued an image of chair caning onto one of his cubist oil paintings and collage was born. Actually, that might be oversimplifying it just a bit. The technique of collaging (the process of making new compositions from existing images cut and pasted together on a surface) has been around for centuries. But the origin of collage in its modern fine art sense is generally attributed to Picasso.

Artists Mario Petrirena and Daniel Biddy are currently showing collages at Sandler Hudson Gallery and Barbara Archer Gallery, respectively. For Imagining Memory, Petrirena, a longtime Atlanta artist, exhibits small black-and-white collages made from old photos in the gallery’s project space. Biddy, in his first solo show Out of Context, has taken over Archer’s gallery with colorful collages large and small.



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