The Artists in the "Recycled Revisited" exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum
Based in Australia, John Dahlsen, scours the beaches for washed up "ocean litter...a worldwide phenomena affecting beaches on a global level." He works with these objects until they "tell their story, which includes those underlying environmental messages inherent in the use of this kind of medium." Takashi Abe and Dennis Connors represent the cycle of life and death in contemporary society. Barbara Bachner transforms objects, fixing them in time and memory. Rimer Cardillo's images of birds are symbolic of the destruction of life as a result of human intervention. Anthony Krauss reviews the implications of Western cultural values and suggests possibilities for their re-organization. Iain Machell's "Site Photos" are documentations of landscape interventions with text from warfare graphics, security manuals, and military advertising that disrupt our enjoyment of nature. Meadow's series, "The Wood Spirits," represent the ability of natural materials to evoke memories of forgotten cultures. Franc Palaia's "consumer relics" hover between folk art and savvy media constructions. He gives them a second and more important life with the purpose of conveying references to environmental, political, and cultural concerns. Shelley Parriott's work is a metaphor for bundles of memory and spirit, and our tenuous material existence. Elisa Pritzker's "Pyramids of Naxos" is a work made while she was a US representative for the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. "Garbage to you, Money to Them" is a project documented on the streets of Harlem. Cynthia Winika represents complexity, flux, and chaos with traces of exploding fireworks and plant-life contained in beeswax.
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