The discarded made beautiful 1
throughout April 2011, this exhibition at the Frame Workshop and
Gallery in Ipswich, Suffolk is the culmination of a 14 month project by
the Freelance Association (see Links).
Borin Van Loon made eight assemblages for the show:
eviscerated (two views)
of the spheres
you are spoiling us
eyes have it
and the maiden 1
and the maiden 2
Times of recession have often been the
spur to the birth of artistic movements (Dada or Abstract
Expressionism, for example). Eleven members of Freelance, a
locally-based support group for creative professionals, have responded
to the current economic climate with an exhibition reflecting this.
'The Discarded Made Beautiful' is the title of an intriguing exhibition
at Frame Workshop & Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich
from the 7th to the 30th of April 2011.
The test for the members of Freelance has been to do their very best
work from something that is not important, is made out of throwaway
materials, but which is beautiful. To produce gem-like works of great
variety which are relatively small in physical size (A5 or
thereabouts). The materials used should be those which are usually
discarded in our society (nothing putrifying). Either 2D or 3D,
wall-mounted, free standing or suspended.
The price per piece to the purchaser is designed to be very modest.
Themes which emerge from this art show are those of reuse and
recycling, of our wasteful way of living in the 21st century, of being
creative using the detritus of modern life: a way of seeing objects and
materials which are intrinsically valueless but can be made into
Borin Van Loon, Chair of Freelance says: "Rubbish can be beautiful when
it is mediated by the artist."
throughout this site belongs to Borin Van Loon