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.