Elisa Contemporary Art co-curated an exhibit with transFORM Gallery focused on artists using recycled materials to create artwork. The exhibit, entitled Re-Imagining Past Possessions, Works of Recycled Materials will run through June 1 at transFORM Gallery, 20 Jones Street in New Rochelle.
Our Earth Day tribute focuses on how discarded materials are transformed into Artwork. Our international roster of artists use recycled and discarded materials including newspaper and magazines, screws, nuts, door knobs and corrugated metal siding, tools, mail and fabrics including ties and discarded clothing.
Our featured artists include:
- Chilean artist, Rodolfo Edwards
- New York sculptor, Carole Eisner
- Korean-Irish Mixed Media artist, Lisa Mee Doherty
- Multi-media Canadian artist, Aurora Robson
- Uruguayan Dimensional artist, Adriana Rostovsky
We have hosted a series of special events include Earth Day Art Workshops for kids and on May 28th from 6-8pm a special evening with Green Drinks Westchester will take place. Green Drinks Westchester is part of the international Green Drinks network - an informal, volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. Join us to meet and connect with other like minded individuals and businesses...And see great art!
Here's a little about each artist:
Canadian born Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her transformative work interrupting the waste stream using plastic debris, excess packaging and junk mail. And you'll have the chance to meet her on May 28th
A Canadian, Robson was born in Toronto in 1972 and has lived and worked in New York City for the past 21 years. Robson grew up in Maui, Hawaii. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Art & Antiques and recently the cover of Green Building + Design magazine. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture and numerous other grants and awards.
A "subtle yet determined environmental activist", Robson has exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and public spaces. She earned an B.A. in visual arts and art history at Columbia University, and was the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar/Artist in 2012. As an advocate for plastic pollution awareness, Robson is the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work with plastic debris.
Sculptor Carole Eisner works with the leftover materials of our civilization including fragments of ancient buildings, bridges, and scrap metal. Eisner's larger-than-life works and small scale sculptures have been exhibited in dozens of public parks, corporate plazas, cultural centers, museums and waterfronts all along the northeast corridor in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida, as well as in Belgium and France.
She just installed a new piece, Hosea, in Manhattan at Tramway Park (60th and 2nd avenue) Eisner isrepresented by Susan Eley Fine Art and has work in private, public and corporate collections, including the Guggenheim, and has been written up in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Who's Who in American Art, Vogue and New York Newsday.
Irish-Korean artist, Lisa Mee Doherty integrates recycled fabrics, papers and metals into her mixed media paintings to help balance our frail ecological planet. She is captivated by the rhythms and colors found in nature from the complex layering of a color-saturated sunset or the light-filled reflections from bodies of water.
Uruguayan artist, Adriana Rostovsky collects objects that others throw out including gum wrappers to bus tickets, empty toy boxes. This childhood penchant for collecting “unusable items” evolved into an adult passion for treasuring day to day objects and giving them new life in the form of combined media in relief.
As a visual artist, Rostovsky is drawn to transforming into art discarded materials that bring extensive history with them. She has been engaged on an international basis in many interdisciplinary projects, with focus on sustainability, in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Holland and Portugal. Her artwork has been in group and solo exhibitions in Uruguay, Holland, Connecticut, and New York.
Chilean mixed media artist, Rodolfo Edwards incorporates artifacts, modified pictures, photographs and papers from fashion magazines and other sources to create his architectural urban spaces.