On April 22nd, Greene County Council on the Arts launched OFF THE WALLS: From Junk to Art, a new group exhibition dedicated to recycled and repurposed materials and guest curated by Willie Cole.
On view through May 27, 2017, OFF THE WALLS features two and three-dimensional artwork by twenty-seven artists presented inside the GCCA Catskill Gallery and other public spaces along Main Street in Catskill, including Park For Paws dog park, MainSpace, Magpie Bookshop, HiLo Catskill, the Historic Catskill Point and Dutchman’s Landing. Guest curator Willie Cole, an internationally renowned sculptor who works exclusively with recycled materials and has extensive experience with large installations, chose the selection of works.
“If it triggered a gut response at first glance, then (the piece) had a good chance,” Cole explains. “If it was original beyond cliché, and conceptual as well as contextual, then inclusion was guaranteed.”