ARTISTS TALK & CLOSING NIGHT
LOST & FOUND
Arc Gallery and McKinley Art Solutions are pleased to present ‘Lost and Found’, a group exhibit featuring thirteen Bay Area artists renowned for their creative use of discarded objects. This survey of Bay Area assemblage addresses materials reborn to a second life as an item to treasure, given restitution for service as an object 'non-grata'.
Andrew Knipe, Arthur Comings, Brandy Eiger, Dianne Hoffman, Dolores Gray, John Whitmarsh,
Kat Flyn. Kevin Grady, Leigh Ellison, Linda Raynsford, Liz Mamorsky, Mirto Golino. Robt Burg
About the exhibit:
Assemblage derives much of it connection to an audience through nostalgia and familiarity. By creating a new reality for discarded objects guided by their own aesthetic and, often, sympathetic (if not empathetic) responses, each artist in this exhibition reassembles familiar objects in unfamiliar ways to challenge our assumptions about the limits of usefulness of ‘ordinary’ objects and to speak to our general curiosities around connecting 'humanity' to inanimate objects.
“My interest in assemblage and found object works lies in both the hidden and reconstituted narratives of the materials. I think about who owned or used the objects when they were new and what was the sequence of events that caused them to be discarded. While the original function of most reclaimed objects is innocuous (watches, tools, road signs, bottle caps, books, dolls), when they are transformed into an object to be contemplated we layer suppositions and opinion upon them, imbuing them with feeling.” Curator: Matt McKinley
CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION 4 - 6pm
Artists' Talk: 4:30pm
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venue: Arc Gallery
On exhibit through May 5