How Absract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

July 21, 2014 1:15 PM

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How Absract Art Can Change The Way You See Waste And Consumption In America

This colorful abstract image isn't your typical illustration of consumption and waste, but the mixed media assemblage of reused materials certainly strikes a chord. It offers no scolding, no morals, no parting principles. But something about the image sticks -- a suggestion of waste's beauty, of its potential and ours.

The work is just one of the pieces on view in Sotheby’s New York S|2 Gallery's "Save it for Later," an exhibition featuring artists exploring the role of garbage in America’s disposable economy. From Brian Belott's playful yet foreboding geometric grids to Hanna Sandin's minimalist and fragile metal...

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