This fascinating, fully illustrated book explores several recognizable trends among artists who consistently 're-purpose' garbage or detritus to create works that examine identity, index and environment. Each theme is a potent reminder of our close connection to the materials we use to create and facilitate our lives. In the deft hands of these artists, those connections are far from severed when these materials are discarded. Featuring interviews with artists Nick Cave, Aurora Robson, Mac Premo, Jill Sigman, Alyce Santoro and others, this cleverly designed volume highlights both recognizable and unpublished works of art from established and emerging artists in the field.
Matthew McLendon is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.Pub Date: 2015
Size: 8.75 x 8.50 inches
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