Tucked away in the Lounge Gallery, “Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West” will debut in conjunction with the “44th Juried Exhibition.” An undergraduate student focusing on printmaking and book arts at Lamar Dodd, West also manages reclamation projects for the UGA Office of Sustainability. As an interdisciplinary artist and activist, she contemplates possibilities for transforming hard-to-recycle objects into artwork that encourages the viewer to think critically about environmental issues. On view through June 1, her photography series documents two performances, held in rivers, for which she utilized materials like potato chip bags and plastic film to create shimmery, scale-like forms.
On view in the Lounge Gallery, "Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West" features photographs documenting two performances that incorporated wearable art designed from hard-to-recycle materials. See Calendar Pick on p. 35.