5 Points Art Gallery & Studios “Discarded” exhibition opening on Sept. 6

September 5, 2019

Chicago artists make artistic treasures from common person’s trash in “Discarded” exhibition

The 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios extends its visual representation of Chicago artists from its “This Is America” group exhibition to “Discarded”, the two-person showcase of conceptual found-object assemblages by Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, opening September 6, 2019.

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. (CST), “Discarded” demonstrates the continual lifecycle of objects in the world as two Chicago- based artists, Marvin Tate and Spencer Hutchinson, execute masterful up-cycled assemblages from the tossed, lost, and gentrified rubbish saturating Chicago’s urban landscape.

As a self-taught artist, Tate recovers shoe insert refuse, coalescing them into bountiful displays, reminiscent of floral bouquets or Juju Hats, the costume headdresses of royal Cameroonian dancers. With a BFA from the Art Institute in Chicago, Hutchinson’s practice includes amassing remnant articles found at construction sites or abandoned along the streets and gutters of Chicago and embedding them into conceptual assemblages that force the viewer to interject meaning or deal with the lack thereof.

Come behold the impressive repurposing of life’s most mundane, ditched objects into spectacular visual compositions. Artist talk at 7 p.m. (CST).

“Discarded” is on display until October 27, 2019.

For more information about 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios, please call (414) 988- 4021, email 5pointsartgalleryandstudios@ gmail.com, or visit the gallery’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/5PtsArtGallery.

Although open, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios is still fundraising for 100% completion. If interested in contributing to the project, please visit the GoFundMe link below or contact the gallery.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/revive-5-pts-artgallerystudios