Inventive Works of Hand-Made Collage

In the group show "(Cut) 3 x (Paste) 3," artists Inas Al-soqi, Michael Hambouz, and Amanda C. Mathis explore cutting and pasting in analog.

Like much of life in the digital age, the cut+paste has become as easy as the stroke of a key – well, a key or two. But many visual artists still take the phrase literally, eschewing the digital tools of the trade to create works of collage in a manual, analog style. Three such artists – Inas Al-soqi, Michael Hambouz, and Amanda C. Mathis – recently teamed up for the group show “(Cut) 3 x (Paste) 3,” showcasing the diversity of approaches existing even within this subset of visual art.

“(Cut) 3 x (Paste) 3” is on display through the weekend at the Lorimoto Gallery, located in the Bushwick Ridgewood neighborhood of NYC on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. But if you’re not in New York (or can’t make it out), the artists have been kind enough to share some of their work here.

(Michael Hambouz)