“Volume 002 (Cut & Paste)”
January 15th, 2015
Sugarlift, an online art gallery based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is excited to announce the release of its second major collection, “Volume 002 (Cut & Paste)” -- featuring the Brooklyn Collage Collective. The exhibition presents over 40 new collages by 13 artists, and its opening reception will be held Thursday, January 15th from 7-10pm, at Sugarlift, 200 Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn.
Collage is a medium especially suited to the new generation of artists and collectors at the heart of Sugarlift’s mission. The gallery’s founders are excited to support the community of collagists in Brooklyn, where a renaissance of sorts has occurred the past few years. “Collage is a medium we all connect with naturally,” says Wright Harvey, co-founder and CEO of Sugarlift. “Even those of us who don’t have X-ACTO skills use CTRL-X and CTRL-V to move files, images or text on a daily basis. Collage is a visual representation of how we communicate today. And the Brooklyn Collage Collective is one of the most exciting and innovative artist collectives working in this medium.” With this new exhibition, Sugarlift is shining a light on an increasingly influential group of artists in its neighborhood, and attracting new patrons to the diverse, vibrant world of collage in the 21st century.
The Brooklyn Collage Collective -- a group of rogue collage artists from Brooklyn and the surrounding area -- formed in late 2013, and has previously shown at Schema Art Space, Armature Art Space, Brooklyn Fire Proof and Bushwick Open Studios. The artists each approach the medium with a unique style, and their work for Sugarlift displays the incredible diversity of the collage medium.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sugarlift on this collection,” says BCC co-founder Lizzie Gill, who contributed seven pieces for the show. “The artwork we’ve created incorporates a range of decontextualized and re-appropriated imagery that elicits notions of science fiction and the unconscious. Figures are suspended in other dimensions where natural laws like gravity do not apply, surrealist landscapes form multifaceted time warps, and images prompt the viewer to question their sense of time and culture. In this collection, the Brooklyn Collage Collective proves that not everything is ever quite as it seems.”