While the entire exhibit is interesting and engaging, two works stand out as favorites: Daniel Rozin's "Trash Mirror" and Mac Premo's "The Dumpster Project." Both works are interactive, which explains in part why they're so much fun.
|Dorrit and Lindy check out "Trash Mirror"|
In his former life, Rozin was an industrial product designer. Consequently, his interest in the visuals of wrappers and other packaging included in his piece comes naturally. So does his desire to compel the viewer to interact with his art (i.e., the product). Rozin's intention in creating his mosaic was to show how order can be created on even the messiest of substances -- trash -- with a bit of help from a computer. To watch "Trash Mirror" in action, click here.
|Wendi in Rozin's "The Dumpster Project"|
|"Item 308: Detached doll parts are |
always creepy. Always."
My biggest concern about the Dumpster Project is that people who go to "Re:Purposed" either won't remember to seek it out or won't be able to find it. (The guards don't seem to know where it is.) So here are directions: When you come out of the main entrance to Searing Gallery, take a right and follow the path. You will find the Dumpster around the corner almost hidden behind some trees. If you aren't able to make it to the Dumpster Project, you can check out the website by clicking here.
"Re:Purposed" runs through May 17th, so there's plenty of time to check it out for yourself if you're in the area. Even if you're not a fan of modern art, I am confident that something will capture your interest if you go in with an open mind. The catalog for the show is terrific as well, with interviews by curator Matthew McLendon with each of the participating artists. GO SEE THIS SHOW!