Gerry Ruecker

‘UNDISCARDED: RE/FORM, RE/FUNCTION’
I have in the past few years, been exploring the inclusion of substantially raw and organic materials in my practice, embracing what is commonly considered junk. Discarded and cast off objects, such as fragments of old furniture and building materials, rusted pieces of metal, and various other disused and disposed of items are prominent, highlighting their unique, well-worn beauty. These crude, rough objects, along with deteriorated mirrors, are blended with and enclosed within a mash-up of cheap, highly decorative baroque-influenced picture frames. The resulting pieces embrace contradiction on numerous levels, functioning as both an homage to, as well as a caricature of a centuries-old style still viewed as ‘classy’

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