Artist Reception and Curator Talk, Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm
Rescue Fashion Event: May 23, 6:00 pm
Rescue: Waste and Redemption exhibition is guest curated by Lizzie Zucker Saltz. This group exhibit was a call for submissions in which Saltz selected 22 artists from 90 submissions. Artists included consider the transformation of industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects thus creating artworks that save materials from the landfill or rescue raw materials from the fate of becoming environmental pollutants.
“I love the idea of redemption through transformation, and how the artists in RESCUE embody that kind of material alchemy.” – Lizzie Zucker Saltz, Curator.
Artists selected are: Paul Blake, John English, Lisa Freeman, Heather Bird Harris, Susan Lenz, Adah Bennion, Casey McGuire, Larry Millard, Zachary Naylor, Johanna Norry, Emily Peters, Pilar, Paula Reynaldi, Nell Ruby, Lisa Schnelinger, Lenore Solmo, Kelly Thompson, Gregor Turk, Jon Vogt, Michael Webster, Mathew White, Kelsey Wishik and Joni Younkins.
Guest Curator Saltz believes that “Rescue’s twenty-four artists’ will heighten audiences’ awareness of these core environmental issues.”
Guest Curator Lizzie Z. Saltz is a freelance arts worker based in Athens, GA. She is best known as the founder of Athens Institute for Contemporary Art in 2001, which she directed for a decade after. She has worked for several local environmental non-profits such as The Athens Land Trust and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This is the fourth exhibit she has curated for the Lyndon House Arts Center. Sugar Und Salt Designs, her small business, rejuvenates used clothing.
Pictured above: Top left- Susan Lenz, Mathew White,Bottom left - Michael Webster, Kelly Thompson