New York-based multimedia artist Tyrrell Winston will hold his first American solo exhibition at Detroit’s Library Street Collective, following the successful initial exhibition at Takashi Murakami’s Hidari Zingaro Gallery in Japan.
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#TyrrellWinston’s solo exhibition, “Encore”, opens next Saturday, February 1st from 6-8pm at #LibraryStreetCollective. “I’m drawn to the character and texture of found and used objects. Natural wear and weather are powerful assistants. When I began working with these materials everything was found on the streets of New York. Now, I have people all over the country (Texas, California, Illinois, Florida) who help me source used basketballs. The importance in the work isn’t necessarily that something is found on the street per se, rather that it has been used and discarded in some capacity. These found and used objects have embedded history. It’s a history that is abstract and infinite.” – Tyrrell Winston @tyrrellwinston #encore @librarystreetcollective Photo by @timmj
Entitled Encore, the exhibition summarizes the artist’s signature style of recontextualizing discarded objects collected from urban and suburban landscapes. With the notion that “the things we neglect don’t disappear just because we’ve moved on,” Winston uses found objects and readymades to create assemblages that act as a means to transpose nostalgia, angst, and speculation.
“These found and used objects have embedded history,” Winston explains. “It’s a history that is abstract and infinite.” The highlights of the exhibition include sculptural installations constructed from deflated basketballs and paintings made from found tarp and steel panels.