curated by Michael Ziobrowski and Justin Angelos
8?x8?, 44 pages, $25
Michael Ziobrowski, publisher, Santa Ana, California

Independently published to celebrate the second go-round of a successful annual exhibit held at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana, California. CUTPASTE2, Select Works of Contemporary Collage is an eye-catching trek through the minds of eight, imaginative and prolific collage virtuosos. 48 full color pages of hand cut, experimental and digital collage by artists; Justin Angelos, Jordan Clark, Bill Zindel, Zach Collins, Michael Ziobrowski, Fred Litch, Emily Hoy and Dirty Merlin.

In the tradition of innovators like Picasso, Man Ray and Joseph Cornell, CUTPASTE2 focuses on selected works, that push the envelope and strive to take the medium to another level. This tome hopes to serve as a re-introduction to the world of collage for long time fans, and an eye opening welcome to curious minds. Designed by Michael Ziobrowski and self published by the artists, in a limited run, CUTPASTE2 is a musing on the unlimited potential of the medium and an essential new publication for anyone who cares to experience collage art with a refreshed eye.

“While its minimal text means that the catalogue is missing Ziobrowski and Angelos’ curatorial insights on the artists they selected for the exhibition, CUTPASTE 2 stands as a remarkable survey of some of the best collage being done at the moment. And while the inclusions of the curator’s own work in an exhibition and catalogue may rankle some purists who frown on such overt nepotism, Ziobrowski and Angelos’ own work fits perfectly into the selection. Laced with hot pink and aqua trapezoids, Ziobrowski’s collage, Raw Kane, has an 80’s-retro vibe that is a refreshing change from the earlier vintage-material sourced collages that dominate the medium at the moment. Angelos’ collage Mystic is rich in electric orange and yellow zig-zags composed in an explosive manner above a collection of Native American figures.”