Plastic Coated (2017)
Closing Reception: Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 6–9 PM | FREE
On view July 31 – August 25, 2017 | 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery
Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 8 PM
Over the last century plastic has taken over the planet. Our modern day living is easy, disposable, and plastic coated. The material under fire is labeled both a miracle and a curse, saving lives in the medical industry while causing havoc in our oceans. Plastic Coated is an exhibit by multidisciplinary artist Anya Mielniczek which explores garbage and plastic pollution through material collages that bring awareness to environmental degradation our consumeristic tendencies have.
About the Artist
Mielniczek takes easily discarded materials such as plastic bags and candy wrappers adding value to what is otherwise considered trash. Inspired by waste and the treatment of our natural resources her pieces are emotionally charged, experimental and compiled of layers, textures, and the energy felt in unaltered lines. Decidedly forming a greater narrative pertinent to environmental change –informing herself as well as viewers, of the obstacles our finite world faces in light of our hyper consumption.
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