Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cecil Touchon Art in the Movie; Breaking Dawn

Cecil Touchon's art will be seen in the upcoming movie Breaking Dawn from the popular Twilight Saga

Visual Flux From Red Fox Press with one work by Cecil Touchon


Portfolio containing 6 hand pulled screen prints
45 copies numbered and signed
Arches Vellum 250 gr. paper
23 x 33 cm
Price: 195 euro / 275 $ / 165 UK st.


Above print by Cecil Touchon is based on the collage Fusion Series #1531 from the year 2000

    New Book: Reduced to Silence by Cecil Touchon from Red Fox Press

    Cecil Touchon
    "Reduced to Silence"

    Visual Poetry / Collages of cut pieces of posters.
    A6 format - 4o pages - laser printing.
    Thread and quarter cloth binding
    March 2011
    price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling
    From Red Fox Press

    From the collection "C'est Mon Dada"
    A collection of small artists' books
    dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
    or any work combining text and visual arts
    in the spirit of dada or fluxus.

    Cecil Touchon in Atlanta Homes Magazine April, 2011

    Cecil Touchon in Atlanta Homes Magazine April, 2011

    Fusion Series #2205 available at Emily Amy Gallery

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Cecil Touchon - Atlanta Georgia

    COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Cecil Touchon

    Sponsored by the Atlanta Collage Society

    WHEN: Fri-Sat-Sun, October 21-22-23, 2011 (Fri-Sat 10a-4p; Sun noon-5p)

    WHERE: Binders Art Supply, Atlanta, GA

    HOW MUCH: $250 for ACS members; $275 for non-members

    (Students will receive a supply list once they have signed up and paid for the workshop. Early
    sign-up is encouraged. Maximum of 18 students accepted.)

    About the workshop…..

    Cecil explains, “Collage art is a constructive approach to creating artistic images capitalizing on
    the use of found or prepared materials arranged in creative ways to arrive at a final composition
    that is often surprising and unexpected. A collage can be as simple as gluing one piece of paper
    to another or as complex as one can imagine. A collage artist needs a wide range of techniques
    or bag of tricks in order to achieve their vision.”

    The instructor’s process….

    “I work along the lines of strategy adding technique where needed…with an exploration of the
    fundamental principles of design, composition and historical precedent…using examples from
    the Collage Museum's collection…we will also explore professional practices and standards,
    studio organization, inventory and documentation systems. … I will work with each person at
    whatever stage they are at and suggest ways to amplify their abilities and improve their results
    and increase confidence. I will be watching for 'stops' in each person that may be holding
    back their creative flow and devise ways to overcome them or work around them. I will also
    be working with each artist to get an idea of what they wish to achieve through their work as a
    collage artist and suggest ways to help them reach their goals.”


    Widely recognized throughout the United States, Cecil Touchon has played a major role in the
    fine arts arena for well over two decades. The highly acclaimed artist has exhibited in galleries
    and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Boston, Houston, St. Louis, Atlanta,
    Dallas and Fort Worth among other cities. International exhibitions include venues in Paris;
    Amsterdam; Berlin; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Italy, where he participated in the Venice Biennial
    in 2009 and 2001.

    Touchon is well known in the areas of collage art, painting, visual poetry and as a member of the
    Fluxus community. Touchon is the founder and director of the International Museum of Collage,
    Assemblage and Construction and co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group. He has
    been featured in dozens of exhibition catalogues, magazine articles, and scholarly publications,
    the most recent of which published in 2010 titled Masters: Collage—Major Works by Leading
    Artists (Lark Books).

    Touchon’s work appears in the collections of several major museums, including the Museum of
    Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. His works are found in
    many corporate collections as well, including those of IBM, HBO, American Airlines, American
    Express, Citibank, Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel, Neiman Marcus, Hallmark, and the Sanyo
    Corporation, to name a few. He is locally represented in Atlanta by the Emily Amy Gallery.
    His next show in Atlanta will open the weekend following the workshop.

    Cecil Touchon was born in Austin, Texas, grew up in Saint Louis, MO and attended both North
    Texas State University in Denton and the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a BFA degree.

    To sign up, please mail $100 deposit to:

    Diane Clark

    4198 Summit Way

    Marietta, GA 30066

    Balance of $150 (members) and $175 (non-members) is due no later than September 15, 2011.

    Upcoming Exhibition at Emily Amy Gallery October 28-December 3, 2011

    I have an exhibition coming up at Emily Amy Gallery Atlanta, Ga. October 28-December 3, 2011
    The opening is the weekend after my Atlanta Collage Workshop.