October 25, 2023
March 14, 2024
52, 2021
Collage, 12 x 17 in.

Charlie Goering is a multidisciplinary artist who works between painting, drawing, and collage. His practice is characterized by the surreal interplay and juxtapositions of images alongside objets trouvés. Within his compositions, one can observe a profound exploration of the enigmatic interactions between colors, shapes, and objects positioned within a defined space. This meticulous attention to detail and the underlying narrative between elements is a testament to Goering's unique approach and vision.

158, 2023
Collage, 10.5 x 19 in.

My work utilizes collage as the unifying principle, since I make both collage and painting. The works are mostly formed through free association and are iterative. So, by piecing together what’s in my immediate vicinity in the studio I can form a unique visual language. My practice is most rewarding when I set up moments in which I happen upon the quietly profound and discover the transformative power in image combinations via play and intuition.

160, 2023
Collage, 3 x 4.5 in.

There aren’t conscious visual themes in my collages. The work is numbered and sequential as a way for me to map time and my transformations artistically. Certain images do reoccur over time, though simply because I am still working through a certain magazine or book that has more to give me. I do think this idea of high and low culture flattening is something that unifies the work. I find it really profound when, like alchemy, I can go for a walk pick up a Little Trees wrapper on the ground, bring it home, sit on the floor of my studio and through new relationships create a work of art that’s greater then the sum of its parts.

85, 2022
Collage, 9 x 7 in.
57, 2021
Collage, 10.75 x 19.5 in.

Collage grew out of my drawing practice and I see them as finished drawings. The practice is a way for me to sharpen my eye for composition, and free associate. So at any given moment there is a bunch of paper on my floor while I paint. I’ll usually sit down, put on a podcast or some music and just look for connections, trying not to question myself. Sometimes my cat, Butter, who loves to sleep on my pile of paper knocks things onto the floor and helps me figure out the last missing piece to a collage.

99, 2022
Collage, 8 x 10 in.

I hope that people can see the power in collages ability to identify the beauty and transformative power in the overlooked all around us. The internet already feels like one big cluster of advertisements, “high art”, “low” art”, and everything in between all at once as you scroll. So I think society might be well suited for a closer look at collage.

147, 2023
Collage, 11 x 12.25 in.

Charlie Goering was born in 1993 in Kentucky, USA. He is currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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An additional selection of works by artists we have our eyes on.

Genesis P-Orridge (February 1950 – March 2020) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, visual artist, and occultist who rose to notoriety as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and lead vocalist of seminal industrial band Throbbing Gristle.

Sarah Palmer was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BA from Vassar College, and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Palmer was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize and has had solo exhibitions at Wild Project, Aperture, New York, and Mrs., Maspeth, NY.

Thomas Dozol was born in Martinique and educated in Paris. After receiving a Masters in Economics and Applied Mathematics, he moved to New York to pursue a career in the performing arts, as an actor. He began to spend more time documenting other performers than he did on stage, and these images lead to photography commissions from such magazines as Interview, Another Man, Vogue Paris, and Monopol, among others. Since I’ll Be Your Mirror, Dozol's first solo show of intimate portraiture, his artistic practice has expanded to include silkscreen and sculptural works, as well as more abstract photographic studies, through which he explores color and geometry in representations of the body.

Edie Fake is a painter and visual artist whose work examines issues of trans identity and “queer space” through the lens of architecture and ornamentation. Fake’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY and Marlborough Contemporary, NYC, and in group shows at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU in Richmond, VA.

Erin Jane Nelson’s practice is grounded in photography sourced from her personal archive of found and original images. She often works serially, with each project delving into new conceptual frameworks as far ranging as regional histories of the Southern barrier islands, formative personal relationships, spirituality as a process of mourning and healing, and science fiction narratives. Through speculative world-building, layering everyday materials, and historical research, her work broadly explores the psychological impact of the climate crisis through a feminist lens.

Out and About

How and where to engage with collage in the world around us.
What to watch, read, and experience, as curated by the Collé team.


B. Ingrid Olson: History Mother, Little Sister

In this exhibition companion, and B. Ingrid Olson’s first monograph, the innovative book design brings together extensive documentation of the site-specific installation, diagrammatic sketches, and reproductions of works made over the last decade, putting them into conversation with a selection of poetry and criticism that inform Olson’s practice.


Exhibition X: An Utterly Incomplete Examination of Collage in Contemporary Art

Exhibition X is a loose examination of collage strategies and techniques across a range of media. Rather than organizing the exhibition from a particular thematic point of view, the curators opted for a messier, open-ended approach to bringing work together under one building. The exhibition itself adopts a collage strategy to the overall process of assembling an exhibition by piecing together elements that may seem disparate but create a balanced whole.


Altered Logistics: Contemporary Collage and Appropriation Art

Altered Logistics is an international exhibition with works of art by nearly 50 artists that apply a fresh way of thinking and applying the ‘collective’ theory of collage or assemblage, especially with the types of images or narratives that seep through the filter of unconscious aesthetics in profound ways.

Altered Logistics: Contemporary Collage and Appropriation Art will be on view at The Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland from October 30 – December 8, 2023.