Cutting up Culture , an international exhibition of collage, features work by artists Beth Hoeckel (Baltimore, MA), Andre Bergamin (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul), Sandra Chevrier (Montreal, QC), Erin Case (Midland, MI) and Randy Grskovic (Toronto, ON).
Using popular media images sourced from cartoons, advertisements, journalism and fashion spreads, these five artists have shown how playful pastiche can be created through collage. Their diverse aesthetics, when combined with imagination, brings new meaning to these images, whether it is iconic, ironic, retrograde or obscure.
Cutting up Culture presents a selection of works that showcase the ways in which media imagery can manifest both conceptually and stylistically in contemporary collage practice. Curated by Sharon Switzer and Art in Transit intern, Zoé Noble Fox.