Consumer consumption of goods and resources is one of the numerous factors that underlie environmental decline. In "Reframe: Making Sense of Waste," Hanna Regev curates the works of 14 artists who grapple with the meaning of all that waste through the use of scraps and discarded material in their work. The resulting pieces demonstrate their resourcefulness, imagination and creativity.
Through "Reframe," the public is invited to reflect on their own individual role in generating waste and environmental pollution. The undisputed and alarming fact remains that today, one-fifth of the world's population consume 86% of the world's total resources. Consumer demand is stimulated by an irresistible and powerful advertising industry and is interlocked into our economy. Consequently, any imbalance can easily lead to economic disequilibrium and thus trigger recession, depression, and massive unemployment. The solution to this problem is not easily attainable; however, each of us can make a dent in reversing the trend.
"Reframe" is a teachable moment and reflexive show that calls for individual responsibility, an examination of the waste around us, and questioning our consumption behaviors. While viewing the exhibit, we ask that you think of ways to harness the insatiable appetite for goods that drive the demand of ever-increasing products. As consumers and viewers, think of what you contribute to environmental degradation and your consumption habits.
Featured artists are Michael Bartalos, David Broom, Alejandra Chaverri, Gregangelo Herrera, Wolfgang Ganter, Rebecca Goldfarb, James Goode, Beth Grossman, Avi Hoen, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Jose Ramon Lerma, Liz Mamorsky, and Noah Wilson. Music will be performed by James Goode on instruments created from recycled materials.
A curatorial walk-through with Hanna Regev and curated artists will also be held on Saturday, May 22nd at 3PM. Regev has MA's in Museum Studies and Modern European History from SFSU.
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