Contemporary mixed media assemblage by Massachusetts artist Al Souza. Known for using unconventional art materials such as puzzle pieces, in this work Souza combines newspaper and glue to recreate spitballs, reminiscent of his youth. Currently hung in a light wood frame. Signed and dated by artist on reverse.
Al Souza was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1944 and currently resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. His work is part of numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Dallas Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Tyler Museum of Art, University of Houston, Houston Airport System, City of Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, Montgomery Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Parrish Art Museum, DeCordova Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the University of Massachusetts. Souza was awarded an International Association of Art Critics/USA Award in 2007 for Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally, 1st Place, for the exhibition David Ireland, Jess and Al Souza at Moody Gallery (December 3, 2005 - January 14, 2006).
H 17 in. x W 14 in. x D 1.63 in.