Karen Arzamendi @ Plastic Fantastic

September 22, 2012  •  3 Comments

Catherine D. Anspon of Papercity Magazine curated a wonderful art exhibition titled Plastic Fantastic, at Deborah Colton Gallery.  An exhibition inspired by plastic pioneer Dr. Harry D. Anspon, Catherine's father.  Dr. Anspon has 150 patents under his belt for his research in plastic.  A short series of interview of Dr. Anspon's fantastic experience can be seen HERE.

Plastic Fantastic featuring artists work in plastic medium across the spectrum.  A reception for artists and scientist was held on September 8, 2012.

Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston

Visitor at Karen Karen

 

These images were made to spotlight Karen Arzamendi, one of the principal artists in this exhibition.

Her exhibit showcase "a translucent house formed from quilted plastic zipper bags, containing discarded or salvaged moments from everyday life, mostly featuring a plethora of plastic belongings. In dialogue with the cottage-sized house (with a door for the viewer to enter), this sculptor will create a site-specific timeline on the surrounding walls of the main gallery, documenting via found and treasured plastic objects, a modern book of hours referencing the moments of the day, and the cycle of months and years." (Media Release - Deborah Colton Gallery 2012)

The cottage-sized house illustrate a physical form from the "house dream's" that Karen had over the years.  This physical form now represent the self, of present and time past.

It was wonderful to work with you, Karen and Mike.

Cheers from Houston!

Mike and Karen Arzamendi

 
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3.Beth Ann Scher(non-registered)
Amy and I saw your amazing exhibit this afternoon. She told me about you and your process. Amy bought the little dashound with the slinky in the middle! Thanks for the smile you put on my face for the rest of the day.
2.Cher(non-registered)
Amazing exhibit! Bravo!
1.HJ BOTT(non-registered)
A most commendable exhibition of Karen Arzamendi at Debora Coltan Gallery. Great photos, Shau Lin.
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