Exhibition – Alterations, Disturbances & Rips – RTIST Gallery – Melbourne

So much great shit on this week, and we apologise for being a bit behind on our events – we’ve missed a couple, alas – the crazy season has truly come, that’s for sure.

Not to miss tomorrow night, however, is the next awesome show out of RTIST Gallery – and this time, its the kings of Australian collage and cut will making themselves known as Alterations, Disturbances & Rips makes its way onto the walls of one of our favourite galleries.

"Collage” originally a French word, derived from the word coller, meaning “to paste” is an art form very much reflective of our omnipresent consumer culture and a compelling medium in the contemporary art practice that seeks to interrogate it.

The cut-up aesthetic, the chopping up of found imagery and the reshuffling of the fragments, invests new meaning in familiar imagery. Themes of anarchy, instability and heterogeneity emerge as everyday images are deconstructed and reassembled.

Sampling and tapping into the ubiquitous scraps of modern life the exhibition suggests an investigation around the Collage medium and the various techniques employed by the 4 participating artists.

With each artist engaging with the medium from a different perspective the resulting assemblage of artworks will present as a complex tapestry of investigations – joined in the gallery space to become an extensive and multifaceted collage in itself."

This is something a little different, but really fkn awesome. We’re big fans of collage work, its a challenging medium for most – but these guys are real masters of their game, and their techniques for producing their work is phenomenal.

Definitely go and check it out for yourselves.

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Who: Kareem Rizk, Mauro Palmieri, Danilo Brandao and Phoenix
What: Alterations, Disturbances & Rips group show
Where: RTIST Gallery, 29 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran
When: Show opens 7PM Friday the 16th of November, 2012.

Check out RTIST Gallery, and the facebook event page for more info.

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For the past ten years, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) has cut his teeth writing for a variety of street press and music magazines. Drawing on his years of writing experience, and as an artist himself, Facter founded Invurt with the aim of promoting artistic events, and the established and emerging Australasian urban, street, illustrative, underground and low brow artists that partake in them. Follow him on Instagram @facter, or go like his facebook page, and check out his website, Irikanji.

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