Thursday 17 September 2009

CUT / PASTE Embassy Graduates Show 2009 OPENING THIS FRIDAY 7-9pm

EMBASSY Graduates Show
19 September - 10 October 2009

Opening Friday 18th 7-9pm
            Katherine Gallacher
            Johnathon Long
            Travis Souza
            Stuart Roberts
            Diane Edwards
            Thomas Nolan
            Omar Z. Bhatia
            Mikhak Mirmahmoudi
            selected by Alan Holligan in association with EMBASSY
a publication will accompany this exhibition including an essay by Jennie Temple
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In the most important times in our existence we try to make sense of our place and time by cutting up the past and re-ordering the future.
At the turn of the 20th century collage and assemblage came to the fore as a legitimate means of visual and cultural expression. The lineage of this act of creative destruction can be traced to the invention of paper in China in 200BC but it was the rise of Modernism that necessitated a technique, which took the pre-existing: the already, and tore, cut and slashed it before it was re-proposed giving rise to new understanding and meaning.
The artists who feature in CUT/PASTE have graduated during the most turbulent and uncertain of times. Nearly a full century since Picasso and Braque re-defined collage by taking the subject of the café and colliding it with the surface of the painting they are acutely aware of the contextual past & present and do not shy away or hide from it.

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