You've no doubt heard the expression, "one person's trash is another's treasure," but it's not often that everyday garbage is elevated to high art.
For its 3rd Annual Show, Abstract Recycling has moved out of its onsite location at the North Stonington Transfer Station to the Atrium Gallery of Provenance Center, in the Harris Building in New London.
With its past blending of sculptural and mixed media works highlighting issues of environmental awareness and the use of discarded materials in the creation of art, this show now ventures into a traditional gallery space.
This show is filled with work that has been created from re-purposed elements ranging from crushed cans to scrap metal. The artists have used these materials to make a statement about the amount of waste we generate, where we put it, how it affects us and how we react to it.
The show runs August 24-September 21, with an opening reception to be held at the gallery this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.