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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:11

From trash to treasure, new art exhibit in Highlands

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art bascomArtists transform everyday objects into works of art in the exhibit “Out of the Ordinary,” which runs April 5 through June 15 at The Bascom in Highlands.


The show includes pieces by eight internationally recognized artists who use worn and often discarded materials as the building blocks of their creations. From items as banal as water bottles, shredded tires and bubble gum, artists Chakaia Booker, Matthew Brandt, Long-Bin Chen, Willie Cole, Mary Engel, Vik Muniz, and Guerra de la Paz make two and three-dimensional works that are fantastically inventive and deceivingly simple. The materials they use, however, are not merely found but chosen specifically for the symbolism or iconography that they add to the conceptual meaning of the work. 

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a screening of the film “The Cardboard Bernini” at 4 p.m. Friday, April 4 in the Lecture Hall. Afterwards, independent curator Rebecca Dimling Cochran will lead a Q&A on the film, which documents the creation and eventual disintegration of a monumental work of sculpture intended to be left to the elements. She will also moderate a panel discussion with several of the attending artists at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31. or 828.526.4949.

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