12/23/2012 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
This exhibition examines the idea of abandonment and how objects or spaces are rejected and left behind by the people who used them. Prior to the exhibition, the artists had not met each other, yet both artists portray the hidden beauty and life that can be found in society’s discarded remnants. Christina Barnes’s digitally manipulated photos of trash found in an empty field along her daily dog-walking path is mean to teach people to take a second glance when they come across trash on the road. Matthew Picon’s works are a pairings of images and sculptures of abandoned spaces that are part of a larger series of works entitled, transPLANT, which explores the purposes and uses of these sites and natures struggle to reclaim them.
Image: Telephone Book II by Christina Barnes