exhibition
Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest

Collages and Drawings
Date
January 5 – February 15, 1992
Opening Reception
January 10, 1992
Artist
Mariella Bisson



exhibition Images

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest
Mariella Bisson

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest
First Day in the Forest

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest
Installation view with the Kentler Flatfiles

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest

Mariella Bisson, First Day in the Forest
Invitation card. Image: "Moss Glen Falls" collage, 56" x 44" 1990



About the exhibition

MARIELLA BISSON
First Day in the Forest

January 5 - February 15, 1992
Reception: Friday, January 10, 6-9pm

In a solo exhibition, Mariella Bisson exhibits new work in large scale paper collage. These pieces are made of thousands of pieces of paper drawn and marked in black and white. They depict waterfalls, river and forest in the northeastern woodlands.

In these works each piece of paper is like a leaf, a tree particle recombined with its fellows to form the forest floor and the forest itself. The imagery in "First Day in the Forest" is akin to the Hudson River School but her awareness of contemporary political issues regarding these forests give Bisson's work a sense of tension and drama.