Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley

Artist: Bjorn Copeland
Exhibition Title: Hope It Works
Gallery: Jack Hanley
Opening Reception: November 7, 2009 from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2009

The sculptures and works on paper included in the exhibit are the products of accumulated, found detritus and debris, collected over the last few years along the artist’s route to his studio. By surrounding himself with large amounts of stimuli (trash), Copeland creates a studio environment for filtering and soaking up information. Decisions that were made by the original designer of the, now discarded, products or product packaging that he collects, become the starting point for Copeland’s assemblages and collages. These works, in turn, begin to inform and dictate the outcome of the next pieces he produces. With one idea based on the last, an alternate version of the environment that the work was drawn from is presented.

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