Assemblage in California- John Coplans, et al.-UCI University Art Gallery

Edited by John Coplans
Additional Contributions by Walter Hopps, Philip Leider, and Hal Glicksman
Published by © 1968 University Art Gallery, UC Irvine


This exhibit explores assemblage art produced by an underground group of artists from California.  This underground group does not seek to create art; rather, they attempt to promote a lifestyle.  Assemblage art is constructed through discarded and dilapidated objects which are compiled to form artwork full of "literary, symbolic, and visual metaphors".  However, the meaning of the majority of these symbols remains confined to those on the inside of this underground group.

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