Thanks to every movie that features someone cutting out magazines and sticking them onto a piece of cardboard, everyone thinks they know what collages are. And, thanks to every primary school art class ever held, everyone has made one at some point in their life. Forget all that — you won't find those at Pieces. In fact, Mitchell Donaldson, Ally McKay, Cosima Scales and Karl Shoobridge are understandably proud of the fact that no glossy pages were harmed in the making of their exhibition.
To put it simply, there's more to the art of collage. To dive deeper into that idea, check out the quartet's work. Taking over Metro Arts between June 28 and July 12, Cut Thumb Laundry's group show makes a collage out of delving into collage — as a methodology, as an assemblage of styles and objects, and as a way of working with different materials.
On July 8, the exhibition will also feature a screening of Snippets, video works selected by our artists to help put their way of weaving the world together into context.