Hmmmm. That looks familiar…
That’s one of the initial reactions that people can have to art created from reused or recycled material. In different ways and for different reasons, Brent Bukowski (Kaslo), Shyra De Souza (Calgary), Mark Mizgala (Vancouver) and brothers Cedric and Nathan Bomford (Winnipeg and Vancouver Island, respectively) all make use of re-used or recycled material in their work.
Mining the landscape of consumer culture, they find material in back alleys, old houses, thrift shops and landfills. Looking past its original use, they reinterpret both its function and meaning through their photographs and sculptural installations.
A new group exhibit of their work, called Found: The Art of Re-Use is opening this Friday at Touchstones Nelson. This exciting exhibition will challenge preconceptions and offer a new take on used materials.
A free, public opening reception scheduled for Friday, February 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of Blue Night. The exhibition continues until May 11.
Touchstones is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.