Plastique: Works By Emerging Artist 2014 15 Winner Amandine Drouet Opening

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Swan Coach House Gallery says
Swan Coach House Gallery is proud to present PLASTIQUE: New Works by 2014-2015 Emerging Artist Award Winner Amandine Drouet!

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 16th, 6-9 PM
ON VIEW: April 16th – May 27th, 2015
PLASTIQUE Workshop/Informal Artist Talk: Saturday, April 25th, 11am **please bring recycled plastic!

Amandine Drouet operates a veritable recycling center where everyday trash becomes re-commodified beauty. The collection, organization, and transformation of “plastique” in particular is at the center of her artistic process. (Born in La Borne, France, the artist uses the French spelling of “plastic”).

For her debut solo show at the Swan Coach House Gallery, Drouet produced an entire body of work made from this disregarded material; All of it gathered locally from her neighborhood and friends. Various techniques layer bubble wrap, grocery bags, product packaging, and more. In some works, what looks like brush strokes, are just melted commercial graphics: viewers will recognize common household logos, colors, and imagery. Her material of choice is incredibly durable; but, that also makes it destructive to the environment. Aware of plastic’s negative impact on the natural world, the artist hopes to raise awareness and encourage attitudes of re-use.

Work from the 2014-2015 Emerging Artist Award Finalists Jessica Caldas, Chris Chambers, Henry Detweiler, and Chantelle Rytter shall also be on display!

Please join us on the evening of April 16th to celebrate Drouet’s work as well as the work of the other finalists!
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