What an evolution the term “going green” has taken thanks to the 21st century eco-revolution. What began as a colorful expression denoting environmentalism quickly became a consumerist catchphrase. The art spheres, however, have hardly been a stranger to many methods we call “green” today, namely repurposing old items for novel use.
While some folks will revel in hues that are green this St. Patty’s Day weekend, see an art display that’s “green” – the eco-friendly kind – in “Re-Imagining Past Possessions: Works of Recycled Materials” co-curated by transFORM Gallery and ElisaContemporary Art. Opened just yesterday, the exhibit taps the creativity of artists around the world who give a second life to discarded items like scrap metal, junk mail and even old magazines. (We always save our WAGs, but we imagine they’d make quite a scene on gallery display.)
“Re-Imagining Past Possessions: Works of Recycled Materials” is on display through June 1, 2013, at transFORM Gallery, 20 Jones St., New Rochelle. For more information, visit transformgallery.com or call (914) 500-1000.
– Andrea Kennedy