Objects of inadvertent magnificence are featured in ArtYard’s As Is, an exhibition curated by Benjamin Albucker and Margaret Parish. The pair are collectors who’ve honed an eye fixed for arresting objects hiding in plain sight or altered by time, accident, fireplace, or flood.
A mound of illegally dumped moss-covered foam insulation, left for years in a wild nook of New Jersey’s Sourlands, evokes a Chinese language Scholar’s rock. A trio of twisted, desiccated plungers and a carbonized bagel are among the many masterworks.
Albucker, an antiques vendor, and Parish, an artist — each of New Hope, Pennsylvania — sourced most of the practically 100 gadgets from their very own collections in addition to these of fellow collectors within the area.
As Is is one in every of three exhibitions on view at ArtYard that interact in dialog between the galleries.
Paul Bowen: Drift options sculptures of supplies scavenged from Cape Cod seashores and Bowen’s rural Vermont, a lot of it wrenched from its supply by hurricanes. Bowen is an artist’s artist whose work ethic and poetic round abstractions might learn like maps of the cosmos.
The third exhibition, Sneakers, A Love Story, is a repository of beguiling sneakers that counsel wordless narratives about brokenness, grief, and restore.
All three exhibitions proceed by Could 21 at ArtYard, positioned at 13 Entrance Road, Frenchtown, New Jersey. Public hours are Wednesday by Sunday from 11am to 5pm and late evening Thursdays till 7pm.
ArtYard is an incubator for artistic expression and a catalyst for collaborations that reveal the transformational energy of artwork. Its campus contains an arts middle that includes exhibition house and a state-of-the-art theater, in addition to two buildings housing its residency program.
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