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Collage arts workshops, exhibit at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER—Main Street Arts is hosting the GorMatt StrangePeak project in its gallery and as workshops on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 23.

Collaborative collage artist GorMatt StrangePeak (a.k.a. Gordon Korstange and Matthew Peake) have been working together making collages for over seven years. In 2018, they introduced a writing component into their collaboration by composing labels for each collage which led to the creation of a fictitious curator in a make-believe town with imaginary denizens.

Many of these collages and labels appeared in the recent publication of their book, GorMatt StrangePeak: Great Art Undone in the Happenstance Years, 20182020. Their exhibition at Main Street Arts showcases many of these collages with their labels, as well as their newer body of work from 2021.

At the end of their book, a game is introduced, “Playing GorMatt StrangePeak for Fun,” with instructions for making collaborative collages with two or more people.

Peake and Korstange are offering the workshops to enlarge upon that introduction, inviting participants to learn their process of collage-making and label-writing to take home and play with friends and family.

To sign up for one or both of these workshops, visit bit.ly/634-gormatt.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #634 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021). This story appeared on page B4.

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