Project Description

Glean

Artist: Group Exhibition
August 8th, 2014 – August 31st, 2014

GLEAN is a partnership between crackedpots, Recology, an employee-owned company that manages resource recovery facilities, and Metro, the regional government that guides the region’s garbage and recycling systems.

Taking its inspiration from Recology San Francisco’s renowned Artist in Residence program, GLEAN’s mission is to prompt people to think about their consumption habits, inspire creative reuse and initiate larger conversations about the waste we generate.

Each year, a jury of arts and environmental professionals chooses five artists to participate in the program.  The artists have 6 months to glean materials from the Metro Central transfer station (aka, the “dump”) from which to make their art. Each artist is required to make ten pieces and receives a stipend of $2,000.

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station:

Sarah Bernstein
Francesca Berrini
Alyssa Kail
Michelle Liccardo
Whitney Nye

View the artists’ bios here: http://crackedpots.org/glean/

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists – Sarah Bernstein, Francesca Berrini, Alyssa Kail, Michelle Liccardo, and Whitney Nye – displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station. – See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/glean-exhibition-opening-reception/2014-08-08-18-00#sthash.c7ZhYsDX.dpuf
The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists – Sarah Bernstein, Francesca Berrini, Alyssa Kail, Michelle Liccardo, and Whitney Nye – displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station. – See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/glean-exhibition-opening-reception/2014-08-08-18-00#sthash.c7ZhYsDX.dpuf
Friday, August 8, 2014 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists – Sarah Bernstein, Francesca Berrini, Alyssa Kail, Michelle Liccardo, and Whitney Nye – displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station.

Opening reception: Aug. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition: Aug. 8 through 31. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

For more information, contact Amy Wilson at 503-278-0725.


Opening simultaneously at Nisus next door, with a reception at the same time, is a solo show, “Waste Not,” by Portland artist Natalie Sept. Her series of portraits capture uneventful daily drama of employees at the station and the dizzying volume of trash. The shows raise awareness about our trash habits and ideas about trash as a resource.

– See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/glean-exhibition-opening-reception/2014-08-08-18-00#sthash.c7ZhYsDX.dpuf

Friday, August 8, 2014 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists – Sarah Bernstein, Francesca Berrini, Alyssa Kail, Michelle Liccardo, and Whitney Nye – displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station.

Opening reception: Aug. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition: Aug. 8 through 31. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

For more information, contact Amy Wilson at 503-278-0725.


Opening simultaneously at Nisus next door, with a reception at the same time, is a solo show, “Waste Not,” by Portland artist Natalie Sept. Her series of portraits capture uneventful daily drama of employees at the station and the dizzying volume of trash. The shows raise awareness about our trash habits and ideas about trash as a resource.

– See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/glean-exhibition-opening-reception/2014-08-08-18-00#sthash.c7ZhYsDX.dpuf

Friday, August 8, 2014 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists – Sarah Bernstein, Francesca Berrini, Alyssa Kail, Michelle Liccardo, and Whitney Nye – displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station.

Opening reception: Aug. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition: Aug. 8 through 31. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

For more information, contact Amy Wilson at 503-278-0725.


Opening simultaneously at Nisus next door, with a reception at the same time, is a solo show, “Waste Not,” by Portland artist Natalie Sept. Her series of portraits capture uneventful daily drama of employees at the station and the dizzying volume of trash. The shows raise awareness about our trash habits and ideas about trash as a resource.

– See more at: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/glean-exhibition-opening-reception/2014-08-08-18-00#sthash.c7ZhYsDX.dpuf

Opening simultaneously at Nisus Gallery next door, with a reception at the same time, is a solo show, “Waste Not,” by Portland artist Natalie Sept. Her series of portraits capture uneventful daily drama of employees at the station and the dizzying volume of trash. The shows raise awareness about our trash habits and ideas about trash as a resource.

Location:

Disjecta

Hours:

Free public reception: Friday, August 8, 6–9pmExhibition: Fri / Sat / Sun
Noon–5pm or by appointment

Admission:

Free

Sponsors:

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