M2 gallery is pleased to announce “Brooklyn Vs. Sydney”, an exhibition of collage work selected by Kara Brooks, a New York-based curator. Though the title insinuates competitiveness between the two cities, the exhibition is playful and intends to bring together the two communities, united in this common medium.

The Brooklyn artists in this exhibition are part of the Brooklyn Collage Collective (BCC), a group of artists that officially began in 2013 by Morgan Lappin, with the mission to bring attention to the diversity of this art form. The Sydney artists were acquired via the BCC network and social media. “Brooklyn Vs. Sydney” is a tribute to the power and willingness of the collage community.

Collage is both an underground and contemporary art form that is relevant to the present day. Incorporating the use of pre-existing materials and objects helps to give meaning to the discontinuity of our generation, so heavily saturated with images.

Brooklyn artists

Lizzie Gill, Joseph Karwacki, Claire Lachow, Morgan Lappin, Jon Legere, Kieran Madden, Jay Riggio and Richard Vergez

Sydney artists

Leah Early, Shannon Johnson, Tulsi Maya, Chelsea Meatchem, Mia Middleton and Kubi Vasak