Cutting, pasting, glitching, and bundling, the artworks in ‘Wild Cuts’ collide to produce a twisting and unstable definition of contemporary collage. Jennifer Koehler mines strangers’ Snapchat accounts (already the most collage-oriented social media platform) to create meta collages highlighting the intersection of irreverent broadcasting and juicy banality that social media facilitates. Françoise Soulé Duressé superimposes paintings and drawings on old 8mm film home movies from Haiti, Benin, and Jamaica, creating narrative video that mixes experimental sounds, constructed languages, and staged performance. The collage strategies in ‘Wild Cuts’ intersect around themes of grief and healing, slippery cultural identities, and fraught interactions with the natural world.
‘Wild Cuts’ includes 22 artists working across a variety of disciplines: Nadine Abdelrahim; Julia Arredondo; Heather Beardsley; Colby Beutel; Rachel Davis; Françoise Soulé Duressé; Kathie Foley-Meyer; Rebecca Griffith; Jennifer Koehler; Verneda Lights; Monica Martinez; Jeffly Gabriela Molina; Liz Moretti; Danielle O’Brien; Naomi Powers; Coral Pereda Serras; Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro; Anna Showers-Cruser; Eva Skye; Madeline Vaccaro; Kelly Xintaris; Leyi Yang.