let the art touch you
By Josh Simons on Jul 16, 2005
Trashformations East -- the art of recycling highlights the use of found objects to create some amazing pieces of art in a variety of media from fabrics and plastics to woods and metals. A few of my favorites include the colorful fish made from creatively cut pieces of plastic containers; some very large butterflies with wing patterns constructed from old wooden piano keys; a fantastic seated, full-sized woman made from a collection of high-gloss metals and pieces of wood; a large duck made of welded stainless steel scrap; and some fanciful and highly refined pieces of furniture.
The Fuller's description of this exhibit ( here) doesn't do justice the level of art and craft achieved in many of the pieces on display. Don't be put off.
This installation has been held over until August 28th--do check it out if you can.
Built Books -- books in metal, clay, wood and fiber is a new exhibit that will be at the Fuller until October 10th. For me, it was a bonus as I had really visited the museum for the Trashformations exhibit. My absolute favorite "books" were several pieces from Molly Van Nice's series Notings of the Journeyman, a set of artist paintboxes used as specimen display cases that are artfully filled with a wonderful array of items that she's collected since childhood. My simple description does not do justice to these pieces--I found them captivating.
Photography is not allowed in the galleries, else I would entice
you with some shots...