Dan Rizzie: Bird on a Blade opens Dec. 1 at Barry Whistler

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Barry Whistler Gallery closes off the year with Bird on a Blade, Dan Rizzie’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition is the culmination of Rizzie’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Rosanne Cash. The two created a book featuring Cash’s song lyrics and Rizzie’s images.

Dan Rizzie’s multifaceted mixed-media pieces have established him as one of the most successful collage artists of the 20th century. His works most often contain layers of newspaper, paint, wax, and he often incorporates bold botanic imagery: a signature motif is graphic silhouetts of birds or flowers cast in front of abstract patterns. While his artistic sources are vast, Rizzie’s compositions are unified and explore traditional imagery in contemporary application.

Bird on a Blade opens this Saturday, December 1st, 5-7pm, and runs through January 12th, 2019.

Dan Rizzie
Bird on a Blade, 2018
Acrylic and collage on Japanese paper
16 x 14 inches

Rizzie’s collaborative book with Rosanne Cash, Bird on a Blade, will be available at the exhibition.