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363 Days of Tea - A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags

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Tea Shirts, 2016 Mixed Media © Ruby Silvious
363 Days of Tea - A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags

548 West 28th Street
10001 New York
NY
US
September 6th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016
Opening: September 8th, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.atlanticgallery.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@atlanticgallery.org
PHONE:  
212.219.3183
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed,Fri-Sat 12-6; Thu 12-8
TAGS:  
print-making techniques, collaging, painting, drawing, mixed-media
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Atlantic Gallery will present an exhibition of new works by artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious from September 6 through October 1. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, September 8, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will feature select paintings created for a new book by Ms. Silvious, 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags, to be released in the Fall of this year.

The paintings were created on used tea bags, a medium that the artist discovered while experimenting with diverse recycled materials as her canvas, among them pistachio shells and eggshells. Silvious began saving tea bags from her morning tea, cleaning out the contents, and setting the empty bags on a paper towel to dry. Some bags were opened out flat, the shape becoming an elongated rectangle with torn edges. Others were emptied without dismantling the structure of the bag, leaving the tag and staple intact.

“I love to paint random subjects that we may all encounter in our daily lives, like a sweater draped on a hanger, tea cups, wine bottles, a bowl of rice, kids at play. Of course, my journeys in Europe and Asia always bring a fresh wave of inspiration to my work, and each trip I make may spark a new focus, a new approach.” A recent month-long residency at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan was especially productive.

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