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Cutters 2010: collages (part 2)
Cutters 2010: collages (part 2)
These are my collages submitted to the Cutters 2010 exhibition.

Curated by James Gallagher
Exhibition: 12 May – 15 July, 2010

Pool Gallery
Tucholskystraße 38 / Ecke Auguststraße
10117 Berlin Mitte, Germany
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Artworks by April Gertler, Brion Nuda Rosch, Cless, Erik Foss, James Gallagher, Justin Mortimer, Jason Glasser, Liam Crockard, Mario Wagner, Matt Lipps, Max-O-Matic, Sophie Kern, and Valero Doval.
CUTTERS2010, a group exhibition curated by James Gallagher, reaffirms the new recognition of collage that has come about of late, featuring new and recent collage works by thirteen international artists.

Collage is in no way a new medium, having been practiced popularly for the past few centuries and less popularly for many before that; however as today‘s world edges closer to chaos, inundated with imagery and information, collage enjoys a newly found place among necessary outlets of expression.

Being a medium that incorporates fragments into a larger whole, in its way controlling the chaos – or at least pausing a moment long enough for examination – collage is an unexpected yet strikingly appropriate means of channeling and processing the world around us. On the increase again, partly as a result of such postmodernist concerns as pluralism, multiplicity and hybridity – and partly due to the sheer abundance of waste at five hundred years after the invention of the printing press – collage is the recycling, reinterpretation and reprocessing of our collective past, present, and future.

Using varied techniques and materials, each of the artists exploits the formal and ideological power of juxtaposing found images, creating a range of work that encompasses everything from social and political commentaries to personal confessions, not to mention surrealist fantasies, composed of shreds from real life and from the imaginary.

The exhibition features: Cless‘ frenzied scenes, Liam Crockard‘s layered accidents, Valero Doval‘s delicate vintage, Erik Foss‘s dirty girls, April Gertler‘s quiet relations, Jason Glasser’s visual soul, Sophie Kern‘s magical worlds, Matt Lipps’ provocative silhouettes, Max-O-Matic’s controlled chaos, Justin Mortimer‘s displaced limbs, Brion Nuda Rosch‘s iconic shapes, Mario Wagner‘s graphic stories, and pool gallery artist and CUTTERS curator James Gallagher‘s private moments, composed of his signature palette that includes vintage sex manuals, Sears catalogues and antique flea-market finds.

Ventral Is Golden commented on January 18, 2011 2:50pm
these are brilliant
Okti commented on July 2, 2011 6:19am
they are indeed very brilliant!