Joe Rudko. Scrapbook

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PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present
Scrapbook, an exhibition of new work by Seattle
based artist Joe Rudko.

Joe Rudko uses found photographs collected from
shops or acquired from friends and family,
sometimes mixing them with his photographs
and drawings, to create photo collages and
sculptures. This practice has led to an accumulation
of scraps from thousands of different images.
Through chance, intuition, and resourcefulness these
bits of found images come together to build intricate
collages— forming networks of color, mind maps,
and scattered memories.

Although constructed from photographs, the work
references textiles, mosaics, and painting, and draws
inspiration from Bauhaus artists like Anni and Josef
Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Paul Klee, whose
work attempted to merge mediums into one unified

By disassembling fixed images and creating new
visual relationships with color, line, and shape,
Rudko invites us to re-examine how we author and
interpret the experience of looking at photography,
as well as reflect on how many images we see and
remember in an age of constant information.

Joe Rudko has been the recipient of the Future List Award, the Anne Tucker and Clint Willour Young
Photographers Endowment Award, two Art Walk Awards from City Arts Magazine, and the Vermont
Studio Center Fellowship Award. Rudko has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions,
including shows at PDX Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), Von Lintel Gallery (Los Angeles),
Davidson Gallery (New York, NY), Winston Wachter (Seattle, WA), Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA), Roq
La Rue (Seattle, WA), LxWxH (Seattle, WA), Disjecta Center for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), Photo
Center Northwest (Seattle, WA), and Whatcom Museum of Art (Bellingham, WA).

His work is in the collection of The Getty Museum, Cleveland Clinic, Portland Art Museum, The Morgan
Library & Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, Shaun Kardinal Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as several private collections. Rudko’s work has been featured and reviewed in Art Forum, Art in America, Oregon Arts Watch,, Artillery Magazine, Lenscratch, City Arts, Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Art Ltd.,
Willamette Week, Visual Art Source, Hum Creative, The Stranger, Beautiful Decay, and Juxtapoz.

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