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CUTTERS2010
Curated by: James Gallagher
Tucholskystraße 38
10117 Berlin
Germany


May 12th, 2010 - July 15th, 2010
Opening: 
May 11th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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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.
One by one, each of these artists produces arresting contemporary
works: from CUTTERS in Brooklyn, US, in late 2009 to
CUTTERS2010, James Gallagher brings the newly invigorated art
form of collage to Pool Gallery and Berlin.


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