Jeff Becker: CapaCity Project
Jeff Becker's "CapaCity" Project, on view in AC [Direct] II, was initially started as a response to his inability to recycle plastic caps and container lids. It quickly grew to include all plastics that were not recyclable as well as metal jar lids, egg cartons, phone books and wooden crates. Becker explores how much "trash" he-as an individual, frugal and anti-consumptive person-can generate. Transforming the concept of consumption into a visual installation, his work shows how truly monumental the issue of waste is, especially when multiplied by the world's 6 billion consumers. Businesses, government and industry compound the problem further. "CapaCity" is one man's city of refuse, comprised of cast-offs from life in the 21st century.
Jeff Becker's work has been exhibited in a vacant storefront for Art on the Edge (New Haven), Yale Women's Center (New Haven), Artspace (New Haven), Exit Art (New York), the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Silvermine Guild of Artists (New Canaan), Barnum Museum (Bridgeport), the Housatonic Museum of Art (Bridgeport), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins) and Real Art Ways (Hartford). He has also shown repeatedly at the NEST Building (Bridgeport) and New Haven Open Studios.