Monday, June 2, 2008

Live Debris goes live in Beirut

Three of my pieces are currently in an exhibition in Beirut, Lebanon!

The show is called Live Debris and it is curated by Taylor Stevenson, a Portlander who curated last year's traveling Tossed and Found exhibition, in which I also had work (and I originally heard about it all from SCRAP's website -thanks, SCRAP!).

Live Debris is an international exhibit of reuse art and craft from the US, Spain, Brazil, and Egypt. The show is on display through June 6 at Umam Documentation and Research in Beirut, Lebanon.

These two Eye Pop Art pieces, made from upcycled vinyl records, plus a Basic Black Roman Record Cuff, are part of the show:
"Live Debris is a collaborative project dedicated to the proliferation of reuse art, craft and design. Beginning in Beirut, Lebanon in March-June, 2008 as a series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions, US artist Taylor Stevenson is teaching reuse techniques and curating an exhibit of international art and craft made from commonly discarded materials. From the hills and shanties of Cairo and Rio de Janeiro, the catwalks of the United States, the villas of Latin America and the streets of Spain and Lebanon, Live Debris highlights programs and individuals who are transforming their communities through the creative revival of common trash. "

Click here to read an interview with Taylor in the Beirut news!

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