Installation shot- Seamus Liam O'Brien
Installation shot 2- Seamus Liam O'Brien
PLASTIC! - A group exhibition at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York.
June 2 - June 30, 2012
Curated by the artist Fernando Orellana.
“Majestic waterfalls of multi-colored polymers framed by rolling
meadows of glistening fiberglass. Distant oceans of rubber duckies,
barbie dollies, and toy soldiers plume in tides crashing onto silicone
beaches. Totems of Tupperware, bottle caps, and plastic dishes
spiraling towards the manufactured heavens. As endless streams of
photons etch specters on to light sensitive celluloid surfaces. Breath
in your daily carbon monoxide cocktail, delivered in such wonderful
flavors of translucent shopping bags. Plastic! Wonderful, wonderful
plastic. Tomorrow we sail off into the iridescent horizon, on floating
islands of automobile tires and inflatable mattresses.”
“The visions within the exhibition Plastic! will focus on celebrating
the artificial. The non-organic. The fabricated. The polymer. The
artists in the exhibition all work with materials or ideas outside of
the sustainable, or the ecologically driven. And through their
indulgence in the non-biodegradable, they sharply criticize our gilded
synthetic culture; one hand in the recycle bin and the other in the
Bugs Bunny cookie jar.”
The artists participating in this group exhibition are: Mindy McDaniel, Chris Harvey, Paula Gaetano Adi, Seamus Liam O’Brien, Ryan Roth.