ON VIEW: September 1-30, 2017
Artists' Talk: September 17, 1-3pm
Reception: September 1, 6-8pm
Reception: September 8, 6-8pm
Joe Caruso
"Covered, Uncovered, Discovered"
"Happy Go Lucky"
Mixed Media, 24.5"X7.5"X7.5", 2017

With references to the field of archaeology, this show builds on hiswork of the last several years. On view will be a series of small sculptural assemblages as well as painting/sculpture combinations in which he explores the themes of discovery, time and transformation.

Objects, unwanted, forgotten, or no longer needed are reclaimed from the street, from bins on trash day, and from thrift shops and are transformed into fresh compositions, given new life and meaning. Each sculpture contains an artifact that is wrapped or covered to formseveral layers. The overall piece is enveloped in chicken wire andsits on a base covered in plaster. The viewer, engaged in the act of looking up close, is asked to visually unpack the layers to discover the treasure within.