Opening reception Friday for Wenatchee artist

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  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Ramon Cerna (left) and Marissa Strickland hang a work by artist Chad Yenney. Friday is the opening reception for ‘Chasing Paper’ at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Marissa Strickland (left) and Ramon Cerna hang a collage by artist Chad Yenney. The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Hanging an artwork can be a delicate operation. Marissa Strickland (left) and Ramon Cerna hang a work by artist Chad Yenney; the opening reception for the ‘Chasing Paper’ exhibit is Friday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald The artworks of collage artist Chad Yenney will be on exhibit at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. The opening reception is Friday.

  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Ramon Cerna (left) and Marissa Strickland hang a work by artist Chad Yenney. Friday is the opening reception for ‘Chasing Paper’ at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Marissa Strickland (left) and Ramon Cerna hang a collage by artist Chad Yenney. The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Hanging an artwork can be a delicate operation. Marissa Strickland (left) and Ramon Cerna hang a work by artist Chad Yenney; the opening reception for the ‘Chasing Paper’ exhibit is Friday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald The artworks of collage artist Chad Yenney will be on exhibit at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. The opening reception is Friday.

MOSES LAKE — The opening reception for an exhibit featuring the work of a Wenatchee collage artist is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. “Chad Yenney: Chasing Paper” will be on display through Oct. 4.

Admission is free. The museum is located at 401 S. Balsam St.

“This body of work consists of collage art sourced from vintage books and magazines,” Yenney wrote.

It’s a technique he’s been using for a long time. “As a teenager I used to make flyers for bands, and some of them incorporated collage. My day job is working with audio and video in the digital realm and working with paper is a nice break from that. I enjoy the finality of cutting something out and gluing it into place with no chance of a redo or control-Z.”

And while many of the images first appeared in books and magazines, Yenney’s manipulation doesn’t stop with cut-and-paste. Images are enlarged and reduced in size, cut into three-dimensional planes, overlaid with other graphics.

“I very rarely have an idea before I start,” Yenney wrote. “Usually the image does dictate which direction the artwork takes. Usually I’ll find one image and then just flip through magazines or books looking for an accompanying image, maybe something that has the same perspective or size. Part of the challenge is getting pieces that weren’t intended to work together to look intentional, so the search is half the battle.”

Yenney said he’s been building collage images for about six years. “Besides using paper and glue I’ve been using spray paint, acrylic, oils and watercolors. I’ve also been working with dimensionality by nesting paper in resin and gluing work to wooden panels.”

A lecture is scheduled along with the art. David Smith will discuss “Civil Conversation in an Angry Age” at 7 p.m. in the Moses Lake Civic Center Auditorium.

Smith is a philosophy professor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington. “The most challenging part (of the subject) is figuring out why it’s so easy to be uncivil,” he said. “Why is it so easy for the emotion that we have, that’s attached to belief, to get the better of us?”

Smith said he’s optimistic that people will learn to talk to each other. His goal is to help people find ways to “embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions.”

The opening reception also will feature the “Adult Swim,” a craft project for adults. It’s an adaptation of the idea of setting aside time at the swimming pool for adults. Friday’s project features collage, using images from magazines.

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