Rowan University Art Gallery

Trash Picked: Contemporary Arte Povera

Opening Reception: January 28, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Arte Povera ("Poor Art") was an art movement that began in Italy in the late 1960s. Young Italian artists began to use inexpensive or free materials in experimental and innovative ways to create their works. These methodologies have since become common practice in contemporary art. This group exhibit examines how Arte Povera, while a small and short-lived art movement, continues to have relevance with artists working in the 21st century. Artists participating in this exhibition include Alyse Bernstein, Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, Seth Eisen, James Ottie Greenwell, Geoff Hindle, Scot Kaylor and Jeff Thomas. A Gallery Talk will occur at the onset of the reception.