Trash Talk opening this wednesday

a group exhibition of artists who elevate mundane garbage to fine art

curated by Lisa Dahl

DATES: April 11 – May 3, 2012
RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 11th, 6-8pm

Art Connects New York
491 Broadway, 5th Floor
@ Broome Street, NYC <>

Although there is a long precedent of artists using found objects to create,
garbage and art are still usually placed at opposite ends of the spectrum.
The former is 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.

For more information about the exhibition:
0340dd1&id=14f9503a1c&e=b2937f8bcd> trashtalkexhibition.blogspo


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