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Zoom: Travel Journal Assemblage

The Eye Has To Travel Gallery

Opens May 2017


The Eye has to Travel

Image: Gail Rieke, Suitcase Wall installation at artist’s studio/gallery

 Gail Rieke’s travel journals are meticulous multifaceted inventions of drawings, writings, photography, collage, and bookmaking; an assemblage of handmade materials, combined with manufactured items and preformed natural objects often found during the artist’s travels.  Zoom: Travel Journal Assemblage consists of two assemblage travel journal suitcases, Serendipity Japan (2008-2009) and France Journal (2010-2017). Both are part of a broader work called Suitcase Wall, a large installation wall at the studio/gallery in the artist’s home.


Gail Rieke is an internationally recognized collage/ assemblage/ installation artist and teacher who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, painter Zachariah Rieke. She travels nationally and internationally to lecture, teach workshops and experience other cultures.  Her suitcase travel journals are in depth responses to these adventures.