BROOKLYN, NY — Bushwick’s newest gallery, Sugarlift, and Brooklyn’s latest art crew, Brooklyn Collage Collective (BCC), joined forces for the gallery’s new collection. ‘Cut & Paste,” Sugarlift’s sophomore collection, features the work of select BCC artists who take collaging to a whole other level. The two brands celebrated their collab with an awesome launch party last Thursday.
This ain’t your school yard arts and crafts. Collaging has been a prominent and complex technique for over a century. You can think as far back as Picasso and Braque’s Cubist experiments; you’ll find that collage artwork is quite classic. Personally, my only success with collaging was with my high school scrapbook. I’m no Lizzie Gill or Morgan Lappin . Those two artists do some killer collage work; they also happen to be the founders of BCC. I had the pleasure of meeting both artists that night. Only launching in late 2013, the collective has already garnered quite a following. You may have spotted some of their work at Schema Art Space, Armature Art Space, Brooklyn Fire Proof, or Bushwick Open Studios. You can now check them out at Sugarlift.
‘Cut & Paste,’ features the work of thirteen BCC artists who put their own twist on the collage medium. The incredible and diverse selection of artists include founders Lappin and Gill, Mike Desutter, Daniel Greer, Joey Karwacki, Jon Legere, Kieran Madden, Elise Margolis, Allie Olson, Katie Raffa, Jay Riggio, Linzi Silverman, and Richard Vergez.
Be sure to check out Sugarlift’s latest exhibit ‘Cut & Paste.’ Sugarlift is located at 200 Morgan Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. You can learn more about Brooklyn Collage Collective by following them on Facebook.
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