An upcoming gallery show features artists who remove paint from their palette and look to the recycling bin for their medium and inspiration.
Not all modern art requires high-priced brushes, or pristine canvases to be worthy of a spot on the gallery wall. Green Works, an upcoming exhibit at Project 4 Gallery in Washington, D.C. will showcase stunning works by artists who utilized only reclaimed or junk materials.
Green Works will open on March 12th, 2011 and remain on display until April 22nd. The work of featured artists Heidi Fowler, Sayaka Ganz, Julia Anne Goodman, and Duncan Johnson capture the grace and beauty of the natural world using man-made and found objects, like plastic bottle caps, junk mail, string, and poppy seeds.
The origin of the material gives the artwork a multidimensional quality providing an opportunity for us to see the value and possibilities in ordinary objects.
Green Works will be on view at Project 4 Gallery, 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302, Washington, DC. If you're in the area, there will also be a special Earth Day event on April 22, 2011 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm that will feature a panel of local green experts and entrepreneurs who will share the secret to their success.