SITE131 presents Found opening reception
Found finds its way to SITE131 as the focus of its upcoming fall exhibition. Intrigued by what artists can invent with found materials, director/curator Joan Davidow will present three artists: Robert Larson from California, Longhui Zhang and Benjamin Terry from Texas, all of whom depend on discarded substances to make their art.
Larson forms his whole art practice around materials the world trashes. Larson goes on long, meditative walks collecting throwaways, which over time, he’s learned are predominantly cigarette-related paraphernalia. He then assembles the brightly colored packaging into highly systematic patterns.
Chinese artist Zhang relives his personal life experiences as an immigrant actively moving, changing direction, finding another potential home to inspire his art form. Zhang salvages lost luggage, stacking it, painting it white, dragging it behind him to identify with this feeling of transience.
North Texas artist Terry seams plywood scraps together to create dimensional wall works that become protruding paintings. Scraping and marring the surfaces with playful markings on a brightly colored field, the bulging wall pieces are charmingly warm and inviting.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 18.