Cut Out

Steinway on the Danube by Alexander Helmintoller. Courtesy of the artist.


Cut Out

at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, USA
22 June-27 July 2024

“Cut Out” is an exhibition of collages made by cutting and pasting found materials. While digital collaging has become commonplace, this exhibition focuses on analogue processes.

Collage has a long history and has been explored by a diverse range of artists. Often defined as a technique of assemblage to create a new whole, collage most often refers to visual works, yet there are musical as well as written collages (found poetry). Collage also has a rich political, as well as aesthetic history.

Infrastructure by Jody Zellen. Courtesy of the artists.

Noted collage artists include: Hannah Höch (Dada), John Heartfield (German political montage), Picasso, Braque (Cubism) and El Lissitzky (Constructivism). These artists are the inspiration for many of the current works.

This exhibition presents works by a selection of contemporary Los Angeles based artists exploring the possibilites of collage: Sacha Baumann, Julia Couzens, David Daigle, Paula Goldman, Tm Gratkowski, Alex Helmintoller, Annetta Kapon, David Lloyd, Stas Orlovski, HK Zamani, and Jody Zellen.

The exhibition was curated by Jody Zellen.

(text adapted from material produced by the gallery)


Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, California 90291 USA
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