Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui The Photograph Gallery

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

El Anatsui have to be one of many biggest recyclers on the planet. Soiled, rusted and smashed liquor bottle caps are reworked into unimaginable tapestries that sparkle like valuable metals in his present exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery.

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

It’s a special visible expertise from each distance – even simply 5 inches away, the pictures ON the bottle caps are fascinating.

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Not solely are the supplies humble, however the technique of “hanging” can also be unbelievably easy. Just a few drywall screws maintain these items to the wall and trigger the sensuous folds.

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Anatsui’s largest sculpture is way too massive to slot in this (or any) gallery. A block and a half north and 30 ft up is a MASSIVE wall sculpture on the aspect of a constructing. Titled Damaged Bridge II, it’s created from discarded rusted metallic and polished mirrors. Viewable from New York’s elevated park The Excessive Line, it enhances the angle of the city design masterpiece completely.

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui in main art Category

The gallery exhibition closes this weekend, however the outside set up will run by way of this summer time!

What: Pot of Knowledge by El AnatsuiWhere: Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W twentieth St, New York, NYWhen: December 14, 2013 – January 19, 2013

What: Damaged Bridge II by El AnatsuiWhere: The Excessive Line, between West twenty first St & West twenty second StWhen: November 21 2012 – Summer time 2013

Pictures by David Behringer, courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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