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Artist creates ‘Visions of Pittsburgh’ with material connection to its past | TribLIVE

Above, ‘The Igloo,’ by Cory Bonnett, whose exhibit, ‘Visions of Pittsburgh,’ will be on display this month at Shehady Gallery in the Strip District.

Working exclusively with reclaimed and salvaged raw materials, he transforms hardwood doors, stainless steel panels and fallen trees into works of art, bringing creative reuse and sustainability to his projects. One example in the show is a piece he created on a steel panel salvaged from the demolished Civic Arena.

Source: Artist creates ‘Visions of Pittsburgh’ with material connection to its past | TribLIVE

Juxtapoz Magazine – Interview: Vhils and the Things We Leave Behind

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Much of what Vhils showed me were extraordinary works, based on ideas of permanence in the cities that he has either lived in or worked in, and the unique ways he combines these experiences into canvases, cement pieces, styrofoam works and even new works on old doors that are the standouts of the show.

Source: Juxtapoz Magazine – Interview: Vhils and the Things We Leave Behind

Everything All At Once | MOCA Cleveland

Jeffry Chiplis, The Show Off Chameleon, 2013, 20 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Liz Maugans.

August 24, 2013 — October 13, 2013

Everything All At Once features four Cleveland-based artists who make sense of the world through restructuring and assembling found materials. These common things– picked up, repainted, repaired, or completely transformed–navigate between the ordered space of the museum and the material jumble of the outside world.

Each of the four artists engage with the emerging cultural and economic “upcycle” of Cleveland, drawing on a grass-roots movement that finds hope in the humorous reinventing of “everything all at once.” Mining detritus from industry and human excess, they generate compelling and resilient new forms.

via Everything All At Once | MOCA Cleveland.