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JAY RIVKIN 1916-2006



Biography: Jay Rivkin's assemblages echo the surrealist collage movement brought to New York from Europe in the1940's. Rivkin initially worked in pencil drawings, combining them with collage and acrylic and eventually focusing on collage and assemblage work. Through the juxtaposition of disparate elements, she brings pencil drawings together with newspaper clippings, boxes, dollar bills, flags and military badges, combining her aesthetic strengths and sure structuring of form. Rivkin's commentary on American culture and values is often unflattering but intriguing in it's honesty. Her witty imagery allows for the insertion of serious political issues, the addressing of our worst fears- recycling, social issues and the part that economics play in daily life in addition to her personal experience. Her assemblages compel the viewer to ponder such issues as the inanity of war, the plight of the homeless and the waning of the dollar's value abroad. She also addresses the role of art and artists in a society geared toward conquest and profit. Jay Rivkin unveils the truths she has arrived at, inviting us to question our assemblage of ideas and convictions.

Chronology: [Click For Chrono PDF]



Exhibitions at Tobey C. Moss Gallery:



  2004 Jay Rivkin: 25 Years of Collage and Drawing

  2001 Jay Rivkin: Collage/Assemblage

  1997 Jay Rivkin: Money and Other Addictions

  1984 Jay Rivkin: New York

  1982 Jane Ullman, Jay Rivkin, Sorel Etrog


Drawings

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Dimensional Construction #1

Dimensional Construction #1

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983
Dimensional Construction #2

Dimensional Construction #2

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983
Dimensional Construction #3

Dimensional Construction #3

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983
Before the Rain

Before the Rain

Graphite and ink wash with torn paper1996-97
Encircled Circle

Encircled Circle

Pencil and ink1984
Red Arc

Red Arc

Pencil and ink1984
Still Life

Still Life

Colored pencils1991

Prints

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Change of Form

Change of Form

Etching on plexiglas over black paper1985
Circle & Square Variations

Circle & Square Variations

Etching on zinc (black ink on tan paper)1982
Reflections #2

Reflections #2

Etching on zinc1982
Tensions

Tensions

Etching on zinc (white ink on black Arches)1982
Urban Sunset

Urban Sunset

Etching with zinc sanguine ink on tan paper1982

Assemblage

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Dimensional Construction #1

Dimensional Construction #1

Graphite on board, 3-dimensional, boxed in plexiglas1981
Le Cathedral de Mona

Le Cathedral de Mona

Assemblage1997

Collage

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Architectonic

Architectonic

Collage1999
California Landscape #2

California Landscape #2

Collage1999
Dimensional Construction #7/City Landscape

Dimensional Construction #7/City Landscape

Collage: cardboard with graphite2002
Tug O'War

Tug O'War

Collage2001
Turbulence (Recycled Series)

Turbulence (Recycled Series)

Collage1990
Dimensional Construction #1

Dimensional Construction #1

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983
Dimensional Construction #2

Dimensional Construction #2

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983
Dimensional Construction #3

Dimensional Construction #3

Collage: colored pencils and light board1983