“Hand to Hand” Features Collage Collaboration at {open}

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does-she-love-him{open} is pleased to showcase a collection of collaborative collages from artists Rebecca Trawick and David Wallace . The exhibit begins this weekend with a reception Saturday, May 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The reception coincides with Last Saturdays on Fourth Street.

Wallace, who lives in Pittsburgh, and Trawick, who lives in Southern California, never met throughout their collaborative process.

Their first contact was via an email Wallace wrote Trawick after seeing some of her collages in a gallery. Rebecca was immediately struck by David’s work and within a few months David approached Rebecca about doing a collage collaboration.

During the two-year project, Trawick and Wallace traded pieces back and forth by mail, adding to each work as it changed hands. The two artists first met at Hand to Hand’s opening exhibition in Pittsburgh in 2007.

{open} will be exhibiting 25 of the works, some of which document each step of the collaborative process.

About the artists at {open}

David Wallace is a collage artist, graphic designer and musician living in Pittsburgh. He’s been making art for “as long as he can remember” but found an obsession with the collage process about 10 years ago. The narrative that found materials create when juxtaposed together in the same composition drives Wallace’s collaged works of art. He creates new realities and new stories out of found materials. David has shown his collages, paintings and installations at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh; Gallery Neptune in Bethesda, MD; Michael Orr Gallery in Columbus, OH; Boogaloo in Brooklyn, NY; and A Muse Gallery in Columbus, OH, among others. He is also currently performing with Pittsburgh’s internationally touring Squonk Opera . See David’s artwork online at www.salaczar.com .

Rebecca Trawick has been working as a collage artist and calligrapher since her days as a poor art student in Minneapolis, MN. Vintage ephemera have become an obsession for her – finding the perfect piece of paper, a photo, a button or image is her goal. She is also obsessed with letter-writing, handwriting, mail art and the art of correspondence. She has shown at Blue Ruin Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Galleria D’arte Modern E Contemporanea, Bondeno, Italy; Treehouse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, among others. Her lettering and illustration have been featured in Somerset Studios, ME’s Home Companion, Bust magazine, Lollipop magazine, Garage Magazine and many others. You can see Rebecca’s work online at www.bluebirdstudios.com .

For more information contact {open} by calling (562) 499-6736 or email at open@thestoryofopen.com. {open} is located at 2226 E. 4th Street in Long Beach. Visit {open} online at www.thestoryofopen.com.

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