Art with scrap paper

Some of the group's work

We had a great group of adults from HASC visit us today. After touring the warehouse and exploring various works that incorporate reuse, the group headed to the studio and made these projects with our scrap paper and plastic gift boxes we found on the warehouse floor.

We were partially inspired by Justin Gignac‘s New York City Garbage series and the many other artists who use vitrines in their work.

Detail from "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (or, The Large Glass)" (1915-1923) by Marcel Duchamp. Oil, varnish, lead foil, lead wire, and dust on two glass panels. Philadelphia Museum of Art

The image (above) is a detail from Marcel Duchamp‘s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass), in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In 1923 Duchamp declared the Glass “definitively unfinished.” His decision was prophetic, as the final appearance of the work was yet to be achieved. That occurred by chance when the two panels were shattered while the Glass was in transit following an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum [MFTA recipient and donor :)] in 1926–27. Duchamp laboriously glued it back together ten years later, securing the original glass between new panes and housing it in an aluminum frame.

Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Philadelphia Museum of Art By Ann Temkin, Susan Rosenberg, and Michael Taylor, with Rachel Arauz


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