Brooklyn Vs Sydney at M2 Gallery
A tale of two cities, battled out in collage.
January 05, 2015
As far as global creative hubs go, Brooklyn and Sydney are indisputably two of the big guns. Locals will vouch for their turf's supremacy; the grungy, bustling hip hop-saturated streets of NYC's most populous borough against Australia's thriving cultural hub brewing arguably some of the best coffee and beer around. Needless to say, heated discussion usually ensues with such a comparison.
But M2's latest exhibition Brooklyn vs. Sydney puts all this competitive quarrelling aside, finding common ground through the medium of collage. Pieced together by New York-based curator Kara Brooks, artists from the Brooklyn Collage Collective (BCC) along with a few handpicked Sydneysiders showcase the brilliance of this underground and often overlooked art form.
Calling back to the long forgotten days of the humble scissors and glue, these collage-based artists like to push the boundaries of orthodox techniques. In an era of information overload, these collages put the magic back into the crafty medium — proving it as dynamic as its creator's communities.