Every two months, The Gallery showcases the work of a local artist or artists, and gives visitors the chance to get a close-up look at some of the innovative, beautiful and inspiring work created by the talented New England artist community. Come back often to see what's new.Now Showing December 14, 2013 – February 9, 2014
"Art in Recycling"
Fay Chandler's new exhibit "Art in Recycling" features figural sculptures made from found objects—wood, wax, bottles, spools and more—and explores how ordinary materials can be transformed into artworks.
Some of the materials used in Chandler's sculptures were "found" right here in the Museum's old Recycle Shop. Chandler would sort through the bins and stock up on materials and supplies to take back to her studio. There they took on a new life. The sculptures featured range in size from tall to small but all showcase a playful charm that is well suited to Boston Children's Museum diverse audience. As Chandler says, "I may be 91 but I don't think I'm very ‘grown up'. I constructed the objects with people of any age in mind. I considered them more as dimensional extensions of the paintings to do with colors, lines and form."
In honor of Chandler's legacy using recyclables, the Museum will host a "pop-up" recycle shop between December 22 – 31, 2013 for visitors to collect their own found materials and make something new. Visit the new exhibit for a little inspiration before your own making begins!