Sunday, November 21, 2010

Darren Banks: "Re-make/Re-model" National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK


National Glass Centre
Liberty Way

14th October 2010 - 27th February 2011
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Artists: Darren Banks, Ruth Claxton, Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson, Jacob Dahlgren, Steven Emmanuel, Leo Fitzmaurice, Lothar Goetz, Christian Graser, Lucy Harvey, Charlotte Hughes-Martin, Amikam Toren.

Glass is theoretically infinitely recyclable once formed, it takes less energy to recycle than to melt down the original raw materials. Glass can be melted and reused, without compromising its quality, time and time again.

We are more aware today, than at any other time, of our impact on the environment. With Christmas approaching - the most poignant reminder of our disposable culture, fueled by consumerism - this exhibition takes a look at artists work and projects that reuse and transform materials, that reconfigure or alter pre-existing objects. In some cases this touches upon the actual recycling of materials, in others it is the making of new work that is more than the sum of its parts.

Curated by National Glass Centre and Matthew Hearn.

Darren Banks
Jump the Shark, 2010
mixed media incorporating Fallen Angel and Public Sculpture/Private Radar
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery.