Sunday, July 13, 2008


The Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Curated by Zenith Gallery, Celebrating 30 Years in the Nation’s Capital

Artworks Created from Found Objects and Recycled Materials
July 23 – September 28, 2008
Meet the Artists: Wednesday, July 23, 5:30-8:30pm

Grif Bates, Chuck Baxter, Chris Bransome, Melissa Burley, Carolyn Cates, Scott Cawood, Randall Cleaver, Lee Connah, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Laura Dixon, Roger Doyle, Kristin Eager, Ed Gross, Jason Higgins, Andrew Krieger, SuAnne Lasher, Ara Laughlin, Susan Makara, Forrest McCluer, Bodil Meleney, Bogdan Miscevic, Elizabeth Morisette, John Pack, Jane Petit, Caitlin Phillips, George Sakkal, Rima Schulkind, Irma Spencer, Brad Taylor, Erwin Timmers, Mariano Perez Vivanco, Jodi Walsh, Will Winton

Imagination reigns in this mixed-media show of artworks made from found objects and recycled and rejuvenated parts of already-made articles. Ingenuity, originality, wit and vision characterize the 30+ artists who will be featured in this show, curated by veteran collectors Linda and Steven Krensky.

Commenting on the exhibit, Krensky said, “For the most part, we chose the pieces based on the artists’ unusual interpretations and ability to create art from rather ordinary materials. Some of the pieces are beautiful, some amuse and others amaze.” Just about anything goes in this striking exhibit of pieces that share artistic fusion and the ability to capture the eye and intellect of those who view them. You’ll see working musical instruments made from salvaged wood and beer cans; large sculptures created out of computer parts; a lounge chair made from soda-can tabs; ice cream delights formed from sea shells; pieces produced from shoe laces; a mermaid of mosaic tiles; purses from old books and other pieces to expand the mind.

The artists in the show are from varying backgrounds and geographic regions. Several are self-taught and come from other professions while others majored in art in college. All told, they have shown their work in galleries and exhibits across the U.S.

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner, 12th & Penn), WDC 20004
Hours: Weekdays, 8am -7pm / Saturdays & Sundays by appointment only.

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