The University of Mississippi Museum is hosting a new exhibit by artist and photographer Kent Rogowski of Brooklyn, New York. The exhibit is titled Love=Love and consists of collages created from jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Surprisingly, most puzzle manufacturers use a similar if not exact pattern to cut each of their puzzles.
“We think of a puzzle piece as something unique and individual that has a specific place,” said Rogowski “The thought that it might fit somewhere else and form something new and unexpected interested me.”
Rogowski went into the project unsure of how far he would be able to take it.
“With ‘Love=Love,’ I think there is some surprise that all the puzzles fit together, but then another level of taking the bland imagery and creating something with an enormous amount of energy and movement,” said Rogowski. “I was thinking about two things coming together and creating something new and unique. Kind of like a relationship, where two people connect and form a unique bond. I thought about puzzle pieces and how you think they are unique and assumed that this probably wasn’t actually true.”
Rogowski’s work extends beyond his puzzle work, including a documentary he premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.