UPCYCLED: Spring/Summer 2010 is a group exhibition of wearable art made from recycled materials, featuring the work of Judith Selby Lang, Sara Goldenberg, and the Wearable Shelter Project. Each of these works shows the hidden beauty and value in the detritus of our consumer society. For the past ten years, Judith Selby Lang has been collecting trash on Kehoe Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California together with her husband Richard Lang. As a befitting representation of their shared passion, she created her wedding ensemble entirely from reused, recycled materials. Boulder-based artist Sara Goldenberg White shows an installation including several gowns with surrounding environment made from collected scrap and waste materials. A design-team at the Philadelphia University of the Arts created Wearable Shelters as a solution for a hypothetical post-disaster scenario in a metropolitan area. Constructed from repurposed thrift-store sleeping bags, exercise clothing, and performance jackets, the pieces act as protective all-weather gear in the day and insulating shelter at night.
This exhibition is curated by Jennifer Heath and Joan Markowitz in connection with Resurrections: ECO-logy and ECO-nomy, on view at the Boulder Public Library from May 1 to June 30, 2010.