WasteDiversions Preview: Pepto stares with red eyes

"Pepto" (2012) by John and Christina. Assemblage. Exhibited at MFTA Gallery for WasteDiversions, through October 4, 2012.

This week we’ll be offering previews of MFTA Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, WasteDiversions, which opens this Thursday, March 29! Each day until Thursday’s opening reception, we’ll show two works featured in the exhibition. The assemblage above is a collaboration between MFTA Teaching Artist Greg VandeHey, MFTA Education Director John Kaiser, and Christina, a participant in Friends of MFTA’s open studio program. The assemblage includes toys and other found objects from MFTA’s craft section, brown packaging material, (fake) chocolate coins, and a quick wrapping of pink duct tape.

"Red Eyes" (2012) by Sabu. Combine. Exhibited at MFTA Gallery for WasteDiversions, through October 4, 2012.

Sabu, an artist who has volunteered with MFTA over the past year, has no doubt been inspired by the variety of objects he has found here. When he first arrived as a volunteer, he was drawing with pen and pencil. Now, his output is almost always assemblage and combines which include objects left over from school group workshops at the warehouse. Red Eyes (above) is one of Sabu’s transitional works–including both drawing and found objects–which will be on view for WasteDiversions.

Opening Reception

Please join us at MFTA for the opening reception Thursday, March 29, 6-9 pm, featuring a performance by Ian M. Colletti of Vaudeville Park.

This reception is free and open to the public. Guests may RSVP here.

WasteDiversions: Sculpture and Collage from New York’s Waste Stream, an exhibition of new work by artists from MFTA recipients Culture Push and Vaudeville Park, as well as participants in Friends of MFTA’s open studio program, is on view at MFTA Gallery from March 29 to October 4, 2012.

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