"One cuts and chooses and shifts and pastes and sometimes tears off and begins again," said the painter and collagist Robert Motherwell. A provisional and disjunctive art, often pieced together from the cast-off fragments of consumer culture, collage would seem perfectly attuned to restless, postmodernist sensibilities. How has the genre evolved since its heroic birth under the star of cubism and its apogee in the seamless Freudian imaginings of surrealist Max Ernst? Pavel Zoubok Gallery's quasi-encyclopedic show of post-war and contemporary work by some 70 Americans and Europeans marks its first anniversary in Chelsea. The show feels a bit like a grab bag or a highly refined flea market. But the exhibit's heterogeneity and elegance argue for the medium's... More >>>