A collage often evokes feelings from our childhood that has otherwise been long forgotten. When displayed brilliantly by a master, there is an overwhelming feeling of joy that emerges. Varujan Boghosian's exhibition, Master Manipulator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a combination of both sculpture and collage work that is absolutely enchanting and enthralling. Tucked behind the Great Stair Hall, the tiny gallery opens up to Boghosian’s wonderland of works that evoke the traditions of Dada and Surrealism.
Boghosian is known for drawing his inspiration from both history and mythology. Like Duchamp, he uses many found objects in his work. He employs three techniques throughout: deconstruction, construction, and intervention.
Carefully observe how Boghosian uses all three techniques in this exhibition. Let your imagination run wild with self-portraits of Boghosian as a lion and his own mythical battles and creatures. We highly recommend seeing this exhibit before it closes!
Varujan Boghosian: Master Manipulator at The Philadelphia Museum of Art: Now - April 25, 2018