Trash Exhibit Makes Garbage into Artwork

Trash Exhibit Makes Garbage into Artwork

Regina Yunghans
Feb 2, 2011

Did anyone catch the Trash exhibit at NY Studio Gallery? It featured artists' work that put plain old trash to new use as artwork. My favorite piece beautifully used beer bottle caps (and I'm a teetotaler!):

The sculpture pictured up top is Trail of Beers by Al Wadzinski.

There was a time when trash was trash and we didn't see such widespread creative reuse as we do now. This exhibit just contributes to the greater movement of reuse that we now, fortunately, see so often. From the exhibit's statement: "Often considered aesthetically challenging if not abhorrently ugly, these products of human consumption are unavoidable elements of modern living."

See more on the Trash exhibit, which wrapped up in early January, at NY Studio Gallery.

Image: NY Studio Gallery

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