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Peter Jacobs: The Collage Journal—The First Decade
This morning, Peter Jacobs rolled out of bed, poured himself a cup of coffee and reached into his leather shoulder bag for an X-Acto knife, some glue, a 9-x-12 inch self-healing mat and a 12-page Strathmore watercolor pad. He retrieved his copy of The New York Times from his front porch, and sat down at his kitchen table where he spent the next two hours creating a collage from the newspaper.
This is exactly what Jacobs did yesterday, and it’s what he will do tomorrow. In fact, Jacobs has basically adhered to this routine for the past 3,663 mornings in a row (and counting). Since that first morning, Jacobs has filled 308 Strathmore books, and has gone through 342 X-Acto blades and 374 acid-free glue sticks.
To the best of my recollection” might sound like a phrase drawn from the Watergate Hearings or a television courtroom drama, but it also suggests the fallibility of memory. A new exhibition of drawings at the Hunterdon Art Museum explores how we retell stories, and how information is lost or distorted when we consider the people and places in our lives.
The four artists whose works are featured in the show—Alex Gingrow, Carlos Rodriguez, Frank Magnotta and Michael Scoggins—approach the art of storytelling from fresh perspectives using text, art and sometimes both.
Hunterdon Art Museum teachers are displaying their diverse talents in oil and acrylic painting, photography, ceramics and more in our Faculty Show. About 30 artists who teach on-site in the Museum’s studios or off-site in area schools, juvenile justice facilities or other community programs were invited to participate in the exhibition.
Image Credits: Lisa Macchi, Water Gone By, 2014, Acrylic and mixed media on paper, courtesy of the artist. Peter Jacobs, 8-25-2013, The Collage Journal (detail), Collage on paper, courtesy of the artist. To the Best of My Recollection (from left): Alex Gingrow, Frank Magnotta, Carlos Rodriguez, Michael Scoggins.
Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, Investors Bank, The Large Foundation, The Bunbury Company and corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899.