Randy Lee Cutler Collage Show Opens at WAAP as Part of Capture Photo Fest
An exhibition of recent works by interdisciplinary artist and ECU faculty member Randy Lee Cutler opens April 24 at Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP) as part of the 2021 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibitions Program.
The collage works in the show, titled On the Other Hand, first began as a response to the pandemic, during the early days of lockdown in 2020.
Image by Randy Lee Cutler
“As thoughts of hand washing, fear of touching surfaces and a general lack of physical intimacy informed daily life, Cutler found herself constructing a visual syntax that embraced ciphers, sign language and writing across diverse cultures,” the exhibition text reads. “Working with gifted and thrifted National Geographic magazines, she embraced the virus by channelling its RNA code to cast spells through hieroglyphic forms. By bringing disparate elements together into new configurations, an emergent lexicon is cast of human gestures and cultural artifacts.”
Cutler, who participates as a mentor for Shumka Centre’s Art Apprenticeship Network’s 2021 program, worked together with apprentice Alyson Bucharest to produce the exhibition at WAAP. Read more about that here.