Mac Premo Studio Visit by Chris MacFarlane

One of current exhibitors, Chris Macfarlane, recently paid a visit to fellow American collage artist Mac Premo's Brooklyn studio. Chris summed up the visit for us. Looks amazing! Chris' most recent collection 'Departures Picture' is on display at The Roxy 171, Glasgow. "Last summer on a trip to NYC, collage artist and reformed professional hoarder Mac Premo took a few hours out to let me visit his studio, have lunch and speak his mind on how the British have no idea of how to cook a burger. Mac talked me through a few projects new and old - Self Destructing Machines (work in prog) ; a curious yet poetic series of home-brew contraptions, designed to smash a filament light bulb as soon as it's lit. The Dumpster Project; The Mother of all collage work, an ambitious and possibly even cathartic vehicle for Mac's own vast collection of objects, ephemera and ability for story telling. With the sun beating down high over Brooklyn, we walked back from the lock-up that housed The Dumpster, swapped tales of folk who'd become trapped by the volume of stuff they'd collected and joked that could easily be us. We then sat down for a very decent burger. "