a group exhibition of artists who elevate mundane garbage to fine art
curated by Lisa Dahl
Art Connects New York
491 Broadway, Suite 500
New York, NY 10012
April 11 - May 3, 2012
April 11th, 6-8pm
Although there is a long precedent of artists using found objects in their work, garbage and art are still usually placed at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former deemed disposable and worthless, the latter lauded as unique and precious. The Trash Talk artists utilize the very history of their chosen medium to tap into the associations we bring to such products and packaging. The resulting art is not merely about the hot topic of recycling, but rather provides a new level of consideration. Using items as diverse as steel drums, plastic containers, cardboard, old shoes, and even food, a wondrous alchemy is achieved as familiar substances transform into something unexpected. The work is often beautiful and elegant; humorous and thoughtful; but all of it is trash.
Participating artists include: Scott Andresen, Lisa Dahl, Ghost of a Dream, Ruth Hardinger, Gregg Hill, Sara Hubbs, Vandana Jain, Nathaniel Lieb, Shari Mendelson, Jimmy Miracle, Tattfoo Tan, and Ian Trask.