Getting Weird in Brooklyn


I’m stoked to have a couple of pieces in the International Weird Collage Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY this month.  With a total of 35 collage artists from around the world participating (full list below), this one should be pretty epic .  Plus it’s been a while since I’ve been back in the City so I’m really looking forward to it.  The opening is Saturday April 19th  from 6-10 pm. Stop by, grab a drink and say hello – hope to see you there. 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY.


About the show:

A collective exhibition featuring collage work by Rubén B, André Bergamin, Molly Bosley,  Dennis Busch, Julia Busch, Joe Castro, Jordan Clark, Cless, Tamar CohenIsabelle Cordemans, William Crump, Harold DiazFred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, Alan Ganev, Sr. García, April Gertler, Goster, Grande, Diego Guzman, Micosch Holland, Ashkan HonarvarVictoria Ulrikke Iles, Geoff Kim, Jon Legere, Max-o-matic, Sylvia StølanBrandi Strickland, Sweet Suede, John Whitlock, Oliver Wiegner, Charles Wilkin, Niko Vartiainen, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots

Curated by Max-o-matic, Rubén B and Charles Wilkin

April 19th – May 10th, 2014

Opening April 19th, 2014, 6-10pm

Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn NY
51 Bergen Street. Brooklyn, NY, 11201. USA.

The visually mind bending INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW (IWCS) continues it’s unstoppable global expedition and shape shifting collage exhibition series with it’s 8th edition and U.S. debut at Brooklyn’s The Invisible Dog Art Center. Expanding beyond its core group of collage provocateurs and instigators, the Brooklyn edition of the IWCS is certainly founders Rubén B and Max-o-matic’s most ambitious exhibition yet, with 35 artist from 10 countries. By enlisting the help of co-curator and local collage master Charles Wilkin, this exhibition promises to reexamine this often misunderstood medium with an interactive exhibition of stunning experimental collage works, inspirational artist talks and a live collage round table featuring many of today’s most influential cutters.

The INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW started in Madrid in 2011 with the primary mission of providing enlightenment and discourse by uniting the global collage community through exhibitions, printed matter and on-line publishing. This simple premise has produced a stream of grass-roots shows and publications, propelling collage out of the shadows to become one of today’s most influential mediums. Past exhibitions have been presented in Madrid (Spain), Rotterdam (Neatherlands), Berlin (Germany), San José (Costa Rica), Quito (Ecuador) and Lima (Perú), and the BROOKLYN WEIRD SHOW will continue the WEIRD tradition of providing collage artists everywhere an outlet to express their voice, offering a glimpse into the undefined and universal narratives that brings us together.

In addition to the exhibition there will be a series of collage workshops and lectures presented by some of the artists featured in the BROOKLYN WEIRD SHOW over the course of the exhibition, they include;

Fred Free and Charles Wilkin – Collage Round Table
Friday, April 18th, 2014, 6-8pm
Exhibiting Artists and Press only

James Gallagher Lecture
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Open to the Public

Rubén B and Charles Wilkin – Collage Workshop
Friday, May 9th, 2014, 6-7pm
Open to the Public

By Joe Castro

Joe Castro is a collage artist, musician, oil painter and graphic designer currently lurking somewhere between Philadelphia and Delaware. For more info, visit