Art opening reception: full circle - works by David Best, Tania Botelho, Susan Spjut, Brian Cavanaugh & Kenn Coplan


full circle is a collage and assemblage exhibition of five artists whose works involve the appropriation and re-purposing of materials. Logos, religious imagery, newspaper clippings or found objects are employed in these intricately designed works. The exhibition considers purpose and intent and examines social responsibility.

Prayer Wheels is a series of elegant, yet masculine, collage works by David Best. Best uses the automobile image in his work. The works also serve as a tribute to Salvatore Scarpitta and Lloyd Silacci, two veteran race car drivers who were soldiers in World War II. 

Targets is a series of collage works by Tania Botelho and Susan Spjut that investigate the aftermath and effects of war and abuse. Both artists utilize newspaper reports of atrocities and violence in order to emphasize and educate.

Brian Cavanaugh re-purposes found materials to create complex and highly structured sculptures. His works involve hundreds of found objects of various sizes, textures and uses. The original purpose of each individual object disappears in the creation process and the resulting sculpture has a new function that is up to the interpretation of the viewer.

Kenn Coplan is a sculptor working with metal and found objects. His spirited, often interactive sculptures reference political and social satire with elements of dark humor.



Art Car Museum
140 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007


Admission is free.
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