"Art from Detritus: Upcycling with Imagination" Exhibition
This event has ended.
The WAH Center (Williamsburgh Art & Historical Center) is pleased to present “Art from Detritus: Upcycling with Imagination,” the most exciting and creative solution to superabundant trash. The artworks by over 60 artists are made from recycled materials and trash and convey the message of the importance of “Recycling" & “Upcycling." They also inspire the general public and businesses often intimidated by or not interested in fine art. The primary goal of this exhibit is to show art that through its materials and techniques helps our environment. Art made from trash helps awaken us to the importance of recycling and demonstrates how recycling can be done creatively.
“Art from Detritus” continues the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people. This exhibit serves as a creative reminder that trash can be not only recycled, but also reused, to create beautiful and unique objects of art. All these artists see beauty in the discarded that fills and eventually serves to destroy our environment and realize this is a satisfying and rewarding way to creatively deal with the problem of too much trash.
Since 1994, the changing group of artists in this exhibit has opened dialogues with viewers about the importance and usefulness of art as something beyond decoration. The current exhibit at the WAH Center is the 19th realization of the concept. This exhibition gives talented artists who are outside the mainstream and whose artwork does not fit the prevailing fashion, a much-needed opportunity to exhibit. By curatorial choice many of these artists are ”emerging” artists, and still unknown, who continue to make art in which they believe, despite fame & fortune, thus far, eluding them. These artists often cannot afford studio assistants or expensive materials and equipment for art making. All see beauty in the discarded that fills and eventually serves to destroy our environment and realize this is a satisfying and rewarding way to creatively deal with the problem of too much trash.
“Art from Detritus,” or art from waste, is an exhibition project that was conceived by Nemec, an artist as well as director of Viridian Artists Inc, in 1994 at a National Recycling Coalition convention. Besides demonstrating concern for our environment and creative use of trash, the exhibit also demonstrates ways to use our abundant trash as a solution for the artist unable to afford expensive materials & equipment with which to create. Many of the artists in these exhibits initially began to work with discarded materials because of their easy availability.
from April 23, 2011 to May 29, 2011
Opening Reception on 2011-04-23 from 16:00 to 18:00
Angela Valeria, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Ann Kronenberg, Annaliese Bischoff, Barbara Fletcher, Barbara Minsky, Barbara Lubliner, Bernard Klevickas, Bernice Sokol Kramer, Carol Quint, Chippa Martin, Connie Perry, Constance Bradbury-Carlin, Courtney Lee Weida, David Channon, d'Ann de Simone, Don Hutchinson, Ed Brodkin, Ed Herman, Gordon Graff, Greg MacAvoy, Harry DeLorme, Helen Zajkowski, Irene Berkson, Irene Clark, Irene Christensen, Jenifer R. Stern, Jorge Valdes, Kasia Ozga, Kathleen King, Katherine Ellinger Smith, Kathleen Hendrick, Kiki Brodkin, Larry Zdeb, Laura Osterweis, Lee Lee, Lisa Moren, Lynne Kroll, Lynda Andrus, Marcia Bernstein, Margot Niederland, May DeViney, Monique Given, Moya Devine, Olivia Beens, Pamela Enz, Peter Wilcox, Philip Zuchman, Rachel Green, Rebecca Muller, Renata Stein, Robin Jordan, Roberto De Jesus, Russ Underlab, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Susan Ward, Suzanne Morlock, Tracy Walter Ferry, Tracy Jamar, Tyrome Tripoli, Ursula Clark, Uzi Parnes, Vernita N’Cognita