I went to see the inside and outside works of the Cut Collective team at Auckland Art Gallery this week. These are the pics from the stencil sprayed work on the outside. Inside is piles more work in different styles. Fabulous!
Doing the lazy thing here – the info below is from Auckland Art Gallery’s site:
20 February - 11 March 2010
For 3 weeks at the Gallery you will hear the sounds of shaking spray cans, spraying of paint and possibly a bit of music. While staff install works from all around the world for the 4th Auckland Triennial, The Cut Collective is downstairs in the Art Lounge, giving it a temporary makeover with their 4th annual Public Access show from 20 February to 11 March.
The Cut Collective is six like-minded individuals with varied personal histories in art making. After working on and off together for a number of years they decided to make the ongoing collaboration more permanent by forming the Cut Collective. Public Access was created by the Cut Collective to examine both the opportunities and limitations that an environment, i.e. public vs private, gallery vs street can have on site-specific work. Specifically how the site affects the artists way of working and brings our new considerations and challenges.
Cut Collective say that in locating Public Access within a recognised art institution, the collective face a new raft of challenges as they inherit the traditions of public galleries around the display and viewing of art. For Public Access 2010, the Cut Collective have approached it with a clear reference to one of the traditions of street art, that of the 'establishment of the artist identity'. While comprised of six central artists, the Cut Collective has an inclusive philosophy where it recognizes the value in collaboration. They have worked with artists based in both Aotearoa, and the rest of the world.