Deborah Colton Gallery opening reception: Alfredo Scaroina: Reclaimed Matter
Reclaimed Matter is a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Alfredo Scaroina that examines, through reclaimed material, the overt and hidden influences that guide cultural consciousness and group perceptions. Scaroina's recent work is based on the application of process versus content. The trajectory of his creative process directly dictates and influences the subject matter. He uses an array of reclaimed materials, like recycled junk mail, archival newsprint, recycled magazines, reclaimed fabrics, dirt, sand or metallic dust, to create complex layered aesthetic compositions.
With this new body of work, Scaroina continues to question and comment on how emotional and physiological influences on a populace change from one culture to the next, even with in the context of similar sub-cultures. Scaroina explores what affects the perception of the individual as well as collective consciousness in the Jungian sense.
On view through Aug. 23.