November 22, 2023
March 14, 2024
Site Line, 2023
Archival magazines, 10 x 10 in.

James Hosking is a photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist residing in Chicago, whose explores the complexities of identity, the inevitable passage of time, and the intricate dynamics that shape societal roles. His practice is characterized by a deeply collaborative approach, resulting in exhibitions and public programs that strike a chord with a wide-ranging audience. Hosking’s work, celebrated for its depth and engagement, creates a unique dialogue with viewers, inviting them to explore the nuanced layers of the human experience.

Transition, 2023
Archival magazines, found textures, 10 x 10 in.

My work explores underseen communities and archives, particularly of LGBTQ+ people, along with themes of identity and intimacy. These collages are from my series “The Personals'' and use images from LGBTQIA+ newspapers and magazines, as well as found photos and textures, to recontextualize marginalized material from 1966 to 1981, roughly the period between the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco and the emergence of HIV/AIDS.

Meet Market, 2023
Archival magazines, 10 x 10 in.

The works are inspired by contemporaneous found personal ads, some of which are reproduced in the compositions. The anonymous authors of the personals become imagined protagonists. I explore how the time they lived in, and the media they consumed, shaped their identities, dreams, and hopes for connection.

Untitled, 2023
Archival magazines, 10 x 10 in.

Pink Fan, 2023
Archival magazines, 10 x 10 in.

Collage is transportive. It’s a way for me to connect with the past. It’s also a vehicle to redefine the possibilities of images, pushing them in unexpected directions.

Untitled, 2023
Archival magazines, found textures, 12 x 12 in.

The initial images that form the primary scaffold for the rest of the collage have to spark an ineffable interest for me.

Lover Sought, 2023
Archival magazines, 10 x 10 in.

James Hosking is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nicolo Gentile is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Master of Fine Art in Sculpture at The Tyler School of Art and Architecture of Temple University and his undergraduate degree in General Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Victorian College of Art. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Philadelphia, New York, Portland, Los Angeles, Paris, and Melbourne.

Pacifico Silano (b. 1986, USA) is a lens-based appropriation artist based in New York City, where he graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. Exploring print culture, image circulation and questions of LGBT+ identity, his work is entirely composed of repurposed fragments from gay pornographic magazines of the 1970s and 80s – an era connecting the progressive legacies of sexual revolution with the advent of the devastating HIV/AIDS crisis.

Nigel Grimmer is a mixed media artist deeply engaged in researching the language of the photographic portrait. Historically, his investigation has focused on domestic photography, with a particular emphasis on the family album. Recently, Grimmer has expanded his study to include self-portraits produced for social media, notably those found on dating apps and Instagram stories. His work navigates the intersection of personal identity and digital expression.

Felipe Baeza (b. 1987, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  Baeza received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and an M.F.A. from Yale.

Ivan Argote is infamous for his bold interventions into public spaces and cheeky appropriations of art history. Perhaps best known for his graffiti on two Piet Mondrian works at the Centre Pompidou—protected by glass, thankfully—Argote has also staged performances in which he attempted to give coins to passengers on the Parisian Metro, followed strangers around the streets of New York, passionately licked a metal subway pole, and danced to a song by The Cure in front of a famous painting by Kasimir Malevich.

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.


BELONG by Tom Hodgkinson

In their latest publication titled "BELONG," Tom Hodgkinson has compiled a collection of visual elements from various hard drives. This collection serves as a visual journal, featuring an assortment of scans, textures, photography, and digital remixes. The initiative is an extension of the artist's commitment to analog collage, where printed materials form a significant part of the creative process. These works will be available for purchase at the London Illustration Fair from November 24th to 26th, and subsequently on the artist's website in early December.


Colección Jumex: Everything Gets Lighter

In November 2023, the Museo Jumex will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  To commemorate this important milestone the museum has invited Lisa Phillips, the Director of the New Museum in New York, to curate an exhibition from our collection occupying the entire building. On view in Mexico City from Nov 18th - Feb 11th 2024.


Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation
by Andrew Wasylyk

Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation" is the third album in Andrew Wasylyk's series, released by Athens of the North. The series began with "Themes for Buildings and Spaces," followed by "The Paralian." These albums draw inspiration from Wasylyk’s experiences in Eastern Scotland, particularly around Dundee. The first two albums explored architecture, industry, and coastal themes. In this latest release, Wasylyk brings the listener inland, tracing the journey up the estuary of the River Tay.