Salon des RefUSE Opens Aug. 16 at Garrison Art Center

Reception to be held Aug. 23

REfUSEGarrison Art Center announces Salon des RefUSE, an exhibition curated by Thomas Huber. Salon des RefUSE opens at 10 a.m. on Aug. 16. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. The show runs through Sept. 7. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salon des RefUSE features artists from the lower Hudson Valley, who work with found objects and industrial materials. In transcending everyday materials into art, the artists act as tricksters – forcing viewers to confront and reconsider the objects out of context.

Referring to the history of art rejected right out of the Academic Salons in Paris, as well as varied practices of iconoclastic artists such as Eduard Manet, Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg, Salon des RefUSE includes rich works that point to the histories of reusing and recycling materials in the service of art that refuses to be categorized in whatever passes for the conventional account of art.

In the post modern world, recycling and reuse of ideas as well as objects has become an important aspect of art theory and practice. Combining various seemingly unrelated ideas creates new ways of seeing and understanding ourselves and the world around us.

The Garrison Art Center is located at 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison. Call 845-424-3960. Visit garrisonartcenter.org.

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