Friday, July 6, 2012

Recovered Delights

The Inventive World of Found Object Sculpture

On view from July 6, 2012 to August 15, 2012 at Snyderman Works Gallery
303 Cherry Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
 above: Martha Washington, My White Trash Family by Kim Alsbrooks

The folk art tradition has long intrigued collectors because of its honesty, directness, and use of humble, often scrap, materials. In our own times, collecting of ‘outsider art’, as well as assembling collections of simple, hand- made functional objects from the previous two centuries has also significantly increased.

During the last 20 years, we’ve also observed a lively dialogue by artists using found objects because they represent the opportunity to create witty, tongue in cheek awareness about re-cycling as a positive goal in our culture.  18 artists from many regions of the country were selected to create this large and richly off-beat exhibition expressing the pleasure of the hand that folk art conveys, and the inventiveness that is the hallmark of art-making. The artists are:

Kim Alsbrooks
Harry Anderson
Ellen Benson
Randall Cleaver
Richard Gachot
Chris Giffin
Renee Harris
Linda Lou Horn
Judith Hoyt
Jim Kransberger
Kent Latimer
Pam Lethbridge
Bill Reid
Cathy Rose
Leo Sewell
William Skrips
Stacey Webber
Georgia Zwartjes

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