Collage Series

mix media

2009-2010

McCallum & Tarry

After months of working on powerful and sensitive images from the Civil Rights Movement for their Whitewash paintings, McCallum and Tarry began a process of deconstructing and reconstructing the same images in a new series of collages. They tore up, ripped, and shredded the original source photograph and recombined the fragments of different yet recognizable images. Using fine white cotton, the artists stitched the now fragile pieces together to form an incredibly vulnerable and traumatized representation of the body politic.