Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finding Objects: A Reappraisal

Hera Gallery Artists Troy West, Claudia Flynn, and Jill McLaughlin have their work in this show, Finding Objects: A Reappraisal! The press release for the show is below.

Finding Objects: A Reappraisal

July 15 – August 16, 2010

Courthouse Center for the Arts

3481 Kingstown Road

West Kingston, RI 02892

Artists Reception: July 15, 5-7PM

image: Anker West


Many artists working today gather discarded goods as raw material for their art, challenging traditional aesthetic assumptions, and emphasizing the artistic concept. There has been an ever-growing involvement with using pre-existing real objects as the actual constituents of art, whether gleaned from land, sea or mass-produced refuse. This exhibition profiles thirteen artists who do just that. The artists represented here are unified by their common personal philosophies of re-use, recycle and reinvent. Commonplace objects and commodities become materials for their works of art.

Participating Artists:

Russell Daly (Rhode Island), Sherman Drexler (New Jersey), Anna Flores (Rhode Island), Claudia Flynn (Rhode Island), Lucy Hodgson (New York), Jill McLaughlin (Rhode Island), Dan Potter (Connecticut), Anker West (New Jersey), Troy West (Rhode Island) Steve Wood (Colorado), Rhonda Schumaker (Rhode Island), Charlee Swanson (New Jersey) and Stephen Oliver (Maine).

Gallery Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For additional information:

Contact Visual Arts Director, Jocelyn Donaghue at

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