Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present the exhibit “Art of Detritus: Recycling with Imagination" featuring fine art made primarily from trash. The heart of this exhibt is "upcycling" which is the essence of making art from trash. The exhibit will continue from March 28 to April 22, 2023, with an opening reception on Thursday, March 30, 6–8pm. There will also be a closing reception & artists’ talk on Saturday, April 22, 4–6pm. Let's talk about trash!
Artists have long used found objects and discarded materials to create art, and this is more important than ever as we overload our landfills and endanger our environment with an abundance of trash. These artists are addressing the issue not only by using discarded materials but also by raising awareness of the problem. “Art from Detritus” serves to enrich the dialogue between art and the everyday life of people by focusing on recycling or "upcycling" as their method and source for creating. Consequently, these artists have made their artmaking serve as both a political message and creative inspiration.