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John Gutoskey: Upcycled Icons At SNRE

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Pictured: Dream Children #1 & #2, Mandala #1

An opening reception for third year MFA candidate John Gutoskeys show, Upcycled Icons, will be held at the Art & Environment Gallery at the School for Natural Resources and the Environment on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4 — 5pm. There will be a short presentation and question-and-answer session followed by a reception. Gutoskey’s show, Upcycled Icons,” transforms discarded waste into sacred artifacts; his work shows how humble discarded materials can create the same visual impact as precious metals and jewels. Gutoskey uses these upcycled icons” to explore alternative representations of spiritual energy, and present a queer perspective on social and religious issues.

The Art and Environment Gallery was created by the SNRE to draw attention to the role of art in environmental education and stewardship. The gallery is located inside LEED-certified Dana, the University of Michigan’s greenest building. 

Exhibition Dates: November 1 — December 312013 
Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 4 – 5PM