Too Much Information

featuring new works by
Liz Maugans
May 19, 2017 to July 7, 2017

“Too Much Information” is a recent series of print-based collages by Liz Maugans that combine print media and text based collage into an investigation of the deluge of chaos and order that fills our everyday lives. Maugans’ ideas and themes are autobiographical and specifically in this work, her mid-life commentary. 

The larger scale work is about bombardment and overstimulation, achieving a surround sound intensity. Liz states, “As I pivot from mother, wife and daughter of an aging parent, my autonomous voice delivers an invocation to interpreting narratives. Statements cover many topics; failed relationships, lost youth, indiscretions, declining health, financial stability and parenting woes.”

The smaller pieces are buoyant and calming.  They do not use text but instead deliver an escape through the combination of simple color and organic shapes and forms.

 

Our modern world creates too much clutter, and an increased anxiety of ‘having it all’. 

This series acts as a funnel for that chaos to a place of poetic calm, compelling viewers to compare and contrast their own everyday melodramas through their own method of communication.

 

HEDGE Gallery opens the two exhibitions featuring new work by represented artists David 

Masters and Liz Maugans on May 19 5:00-9:00pm.

David Masters is currently living and making art in Oregon, and Cleveland artist Liz Maugans is a new addition to HEDGE Gallery’s represented list of artists.