The Decoupage Art of Barbara and Greg Matchick Exhibit

 

 About the Exhibit:

The Decoupage Art of Barbara and Greg Matchick:

The pieces in this exhibit are the collaborative works of resident artist Greg Matchick and his wife Barbara. Using skill and an eye for detail Barbara incorporates Greg’s fine art European scenes into “objets d’art” by means of the centuries old art form of decoupage, thus creating utilitarian works of art from modern-day objects. Over the last year, a small number of these pieces have been on display along with Greg’s fine art images and these works have gained increasing popularity in the last year, being collected nationwide. This is an opportunity to see the works exhibited on their own, in a greater quantity and diversity than before.

 

The Art of Decoupage:

The art of decorating objects by gluing  colored paper to them and finishing with multiple layers of varnish dates back many centuries. By the 12th century it was being practiced in China, possibly coming from eastern Siberia. By the 17th and 18th centuries it had spread to Europe, being known as Japanning in England. Artisans in Florence , Italy refined the techniques by the 18th century producing what are now highly collectible antiques.

 

The Exhibited Pieces:

The items in this exhibit are everyday items of the 20th and 21st centuries. Wastebaskets, tissue box covers, light switch plates and coasters. In a culture where these everyday items are mass produced and simply serve a utilitarian purpose, the pieces in this exhibit bear the mark of hand crafted artisans and are truly unique. Each piece is one of Greg's fine art prints, printed by the artist on art paper, applied to the object with decoupage techniques using multiple layers of varnish to create the finished work. The result is a work of art that can be and is intended for everyday use. This exhibit will run from August 1 – 30, 2012.

Where and When:

Gateway Gallery is at 21 N. Bemiston in downtown Clayton, MO 63105

This exhibit will run from August 1 – 30, 2012.

Gallery hours are: Wed - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm; Sun 10 am - 5 pm

To learn more about these collaborative works visit our webpage The Decoupage Art of Barbara and Greg Matchick

 

To see my collection of prints visit my Web Galleries

 

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