Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Gym Stoffer- Joe Reuzers Deli - April 7, 2004 - 2 1/2 stars

A graduate of Herron School of Art, Gym Stoffer has worked in the medium of collage for the past 20 years. An accurate statement read, "He reconfigures commercial imagery into surrealistic dreamscapes filled with hybridized archetypes performing bizarre comedies." His precision cut and paste magazine paper-pieced works take disparate images and transform them into bizarre and dimly colored, somewhat creative compositions. Most are rather amusing with titles like "Robo Eskimo Expo." Looking meticulously conceived, they are quite curious, but don't require stellar leaps of the imagination as most are dependent on visually comfortable and identifiable elements. Nevertheless, the work has definite merit. 317-916-DELI. -Mary Lee Pappas

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