2024 Group Exhibition, Imagination and Collage, Artists Replete Gallery, Chicago, USA
Collage relies upon profound understandings of the images and materials being used, with the ability to see beyond the realities and meanings of the ‘original’. It also invites us to recognize relationships made possible through (re)imagining already existing images in the world. The ‘cutup’ is a powerful medium to enact change and ignite imaginations, as is apparent in the history of modern collage from Cubism and Dadaism to contemporary exploration of collage that contends with the overwhelming abundance of readily accessible visual information. In General Ideas words, “Cut up or Shut up.” A statement that has become increasingly valid with the rise of the internet and digital media, pushing the limits of how we think and approach the idea of collage. Cutler’s work in the exhibition includes The Underworld, a digital print series based on hand cut collage and originally commissioned by the Sydney Biennale NIRIN, 2020.
2024 LOoW Book Review in The British Columbia Review
John O’Brian’s review of the book Leaning Out of Windows: An Art and Science Collaboration. “What can art do for science, and what can science do for art? Do shared values exist between the two fields? Is the use of metaphor in the former, for example, comparable to the use of it in the latter?”
2023 DeepTimeRadio – Into Nature biennale: July -October 2023, Drenthe, Netherlands
Into Nature is a biennale art route laid out in the ancient landscape of Drenthe. In 2023 the biennale will be in the Borger-Odoorn area with the theme Time Horizons. The event consisted of 15 outdoor artworks experienced on foot, bicycle, or vehicle. Cutler’s two-part sound work titled DeepTimeRadio was available on-site via QR code. Listeners were encouraged to sit, take in the atmosphere and press play. The work is available below.
2023: Leaning Out of Windows publication: An Art and Physics Collaboration
The final component of the SSHRC Insight funded research-creation project Leaning Out of Windows is a publication edited by Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig. Published by Figure.1 Publishing and Graphic Research, the book includes documentation of the entire process including ongoing meetings with TRIUMF physicists, process designs and the three exhibitions (Antimatter, Emergence and In/visible Forces) all installed at Emily Carr University’s Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons.
2022/23 In/Visible Forces – Limited Edition Risograph Zine + Art Prints + Public Conversation
Invisible Forces: between intuitive and physical realities explores diverse approaches to invisible and intuitive worlds in the forms of a collage series, a limited edition risograph zine with an accompanying essay as well as art prints. The project was supported by an SSHRC SIG Explore Grant through Emily Carr University. Beyond Ordinary Sight, a public conversation about intuition, creativity and invisible forces occurred on March 2, at Emily Carr University. Randy Lee Cutler was be joined by Métis Artist and ECU Associate Professor Mimi Gellman and Mimi Young, Animist-Spirit Medium and Founder of Ceremonies.
2022 Occasional Papers – Emily Carr University Publishing
OCCASIONAL PAPERS is a collected volume of art, design and media research; it is a publication that aims to represent creative research from across the extended Emily Carr community. Envisioned as the first of a series, this collection champions practice-based research through open access digital publication. This first volume of OCCASIONAL PAPERS includes the essay “Unsettled Feelings” from Randy Lee Cutler’s Artist Book OTOH, 2022.
2022: OTOH (On the Other Hand) – artist book
This limited edition artist book comprised of more than 50 collages and an accompanying essay is supported by a SSHRC Institutional Explore Grant at Emily Carr University. The focus on hybrid research considers current investigations into how art and design are fundamental to surviving the pandemic and supporting anti-racism.
2022: Leaning Out of Windows exhibition: Invisible Forces February 28 – March 19, 2022
The third and final exhibition for the SSHRC Insight funded reach project Leaning Out of Windows. Co-curated with Ingrid Koenig, Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons at Emily Carr University.