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Metro Micro Gallery Presents Jay Hendrick Reclaim Reuse Revive

Photo courtesy of Metro Micro Gallery

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Demo Discussion Sunday Sept 17 from 1-3 pm
 

On view through Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Almost everyday we come in contact with cardboard only paying attention to the contents inside the box. As a utilitarian object we might save it to send the product back is about as far as it goes. Hendrick takes it a step further, following the footsteps of Schwitters and Rauschenberg, he turns the material into art with a purpose,” I am curious about how my thinking changes when there is a collision of preciousness with trash.”

What is the worth of such a material in a throw away society?

Reclaim Reuse Revive
I paint on cardboard because it is readily available. As a medium, cardboard is great because it comes loaded with both meaning and with form – cardboard is covered in imagery.

I want to observe the situation of two ways of thinking being combined – art and trash. Cardboard is discarded. Paintings are objects that represent meaning and monetary value. I am curious about how my thinking changes when there is a collision of preciousness with trash. – Jay Hendrick

Metro Micro Gallery is located at 3409 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.metromicrogallery.com.