A self-appointed “artist, healer, and man,” Felipe Jesus Consalvos worked for much of his life as a cigar roller, and he extrapolated the vernacular tradition of cigar band collage to a sophisticated practice. The Havana-born artist immigrated to Miami around 1920, eventually settling in New York and then Philadelphia. His obsessive body of work—over 750 surviving collages on paper, found photographs, musical instruments, furniture, and other unexpected surfaces—was discovered in 1980 at a West Philadelphia garage sale. Consalvos' practice parallels and in some cases prefigures certain contemporaneous developments in Surrealist, Dada, and Futurist and Pop collage, and even poetry. His collages share the biting socio-political satire and absurdist impulse of Dadaists like Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst, along with abstruse mysticism.
Works by Felipe Jesus Consalvos and Philadelphia Wireman, and a Memory Jug from Fleisher/Ollman’s collection are included in White Columns’ annual benefit auction.
Silent auction: May 18–29
Live auction: Wednesday, May 29, 6:30pm
91 Horatio St, New York, NY
The annual White Columns benefit includes works by Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Julian Martin (donated by Arts Project Australia), Philadelphia Wireman, and Jayson Musson.
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Gallery artists Bill Walton, Felipe Jesus Consalvos and the Philadelphia Wireman are included in:
THE MEDICINE BAG
630 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10014
July 9 - August 13, 2011
Felipe Jesus Consalvos
An exhibition of the work of Felipe Jesus Consalvos is on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery. The exhibition features Consalvos' trademark large-scale collages, several which are double-sided, and a selection of sculptural objects – including a grouping of collaged kaleidoscopes and binoculars, a guitar and jeweled violin. The exhibition is on view from December 16, 2010 through January 29, 2011.
3 Fleisher/Ollman artists are featured in two innovative summer shows at the moment. Find Anthony Campuzano and Felipe Jesus Consalvos at Adam Baumgold Gallery, 74 East 79th Street in New York City, participating in 'Text Messaging,' a show of words in pictures. Those in London would do well to visit David Risley Gallery for 'The Citadel,' a living room environment, fully inhabitable, containing, among many other fine works, two delicate James Castle interiors. New York runs until August 15th, while London closes July 1st.
"Good Funky Miles," FOG's summer show, it's a poem it's up and it looks lovely. In other less horn-blowing news, gallery artists Anthony Campuzano and Felipe Jesus Consalvos have works in the group show "Text Messaging" at Adam Baumgold Gallery, uptown in Manhattan. The show will be up there until August 15th. "Good Funky Miles" will be up until the end of July, and we'll reopen proper on 19th September. Thanks again!
Guided by Fleisher/Ollman's design team, the second LP by Philadelphia's sensationally popular Dr. Dog is adorned by artwork from the estate of Felipe Jesus Consalvos. Released on February 27th by Park The Van Records, the record sounds as good as it looks. Felipe Jesus Consalvos will next appear at the Intuit Fair and Art Chicago in the Merchandise Mart, April 27th-30th.