Roebling Hall is pleased to announce the inaugural show of the fall 2008 season, ALL CUT UP, curated by Rita de Alencar Pinto. This show explores how 17 international young emerging artists turn subject matter and aesthetics on their heads by working in collage.
Memory formation and loss / nostalgia / fables / supernaturalNESS / community / psychedelia / noise / music / nature / gentrification / ephemera / desire / music / war / pornography / color / identity / imagination / creativity / landscape / introspection / ephemera
The concepts and inspirations driving the show are just as randomly interwoven as the works themselves. Whether the artist is working with a preexisting image or reinventing one from remnants, collage can be seen and interpreted as an off-the-cuff gesture, and its images and associations as deeply personal and introspective explorations. The medium allows for provocative visual triggers rich with innuendo, and conceptual as well as literal layers.
ALL CUT UP signals an inventive curatorial approach, whereby the artists have been chosen not by a core theme or unified ideal, but in a process that mirrors collage itself. It is a mental collage of color, texture, scale, and wildly differing themes, which creates a raw and “unsupervised” look. The curator has cast a wide net, traveling all over the United States and Europe to draw upon a group of incredibly talented and varied artists. Each builds on the next, coming together by using the space in the gallery as a conduit.
Participating artists: ERIK BENSON, AMELIA BIEWALD, MONICA CANILAO, BJORN COPELAND, DAVID ELLIS, PILITA GARCIA, ADLER GUERRIER, HALSEY HATHAWAY, SHARA HUGHES, ANDREW HURST, MARCI MACGUFFIE, MIA PEARLMAN, EMILY PRINCE, AMY ROSS, ADAM THOMAS, NICO VASCELLARI, CHARLIE WOOLLEY