I check in with the website, RecycleArt, every now and then to see what new and interesting ideas are emerging with the use of recycled kinds of materials. I decided to submit information about some of my own work that had been created from my gleanings at the city dump during my art residency...find it here.
This year's Glean artists are now showing their work at Disjecta. The Glean Program here in Portland exists to send five artists each year to the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump) for several months to glean for materials that the artists can then bring back to their studios for their own projects. I was one of the artists working in this residency two years ago, and continue to follow what is happening in the program each year. A few of us managed to get over to the gallery this afternoon and have a look at this year's art...all good stuff, and all of it created from trash!
If you live in the Portland area, check out this month's new collage show at Gallery 6 PDX, highlighting the work of Lewis Golland. A few photos from the opening reception earlier this evening:
ReClaimIt is officially open. I volunteered at the store this afternoon for an hour, and took a few photos of some of the things that have been found by the volunteer gleaners at the city dump that are now for sale. I was really only an "emergency fill-in" this afternoon, and will probably do most of my occasional volunteer work at the Transfer Station. A few of the trashy treasures now available:
Gleaning at the Metro Transfer Station