Carved Magazines by Nate Page
Nate Page, an artist based in New York City, recently unveiled a new series of magazines with different layers carved out that are on display at the Jen Bekman gallery. Page removes layers from magazines and billboards, revealing the rainbow of colors behind the images. These topographic assemblage designs focus on eyes and strip away the collections to their core.
In the artist statement, Page describes his desire to investigate the dichotomies between materiality and images, occupied space and presence, and potentiality and reality. He transforms the everyday objects into personal expressions and informs his work with “personal memories and consumer culture angst.”