Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices

Press release from Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices
October 14 – December 18, 2016
Opening Reception: October 14, 6-8 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Cut-Ups: Queer Collage Practices brings together works by an intergenerational group of fourteen queer and feminist artists who each explore collage with diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The works in this show draw from print culture and pornography, dating from the era of gay and women’s liberation to the present. While collage has typically been understood through the lens of modernism and the historical avant-garde or through postmodernism and pastiche, Cut-Ups does not call on these frameworks. Rather, this exhibition presents collages – whether discovered in the archives or coming out of contemporary art practices-that demonstrate pornographic inspirations and world-making ambitions.

Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices was first exhibited in Los Angeles as Cock, Paper, Scissors (April 2 – July 10, 2016) was organized by David Evans Frantz, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the ONE Archives Foundation.