Stop by the Library's 3rd Floor to see our latest round of Thrift Store Redux, a regular installation of work incorporating found and upcycled materials. We’re excited to welcome back Columbia Alumni Zach Bartz who uses predominantly thrift-store canvases & other surfaces to paint on. His work will be up through mid-January, so stop in a have a look!
Spawned by a workshop and exhibit hosted by the Aesthetics of Research in 2016, Thrift Store Redux seeks to explore ways that artists can create new work out of old materials. Check out the A of R Blog for samples of great makers and artists working in this vein. The Library also has a host of relevant resources available in the stacks available for checkout and perusal...
2. Raw + Material = Art
3. Playing with Books : the Art of Up-Cycling, Deconstructing, & Reimagining the Book
4. Up-Cyle: More than 100 Upcycling Ideas for Furniture, Lighting, Products, & Accessories
5. The Art of Cardboard
6. Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object
7. Junk Jewelry : 25 Extraordinary Designs to Create from Ordinary Objects