Visual Arts

VantagePoint X/Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters

When: Aug. 25-Feb. 24 2013

The Brazilian artist Vik Muniz is better known for the way he makes his art than for the art itself. In his latest works, he uses photography, drawing and digital elements to mix meticulously arranged garbage with artistic sketches. The results are brilliant. A quick glance at his works doesn't come close to revealing the fascinating three-dimensional elements with two-dimensional pictorials that create crafty visual illusions. Repurposed materials include soft drink cans, discarded furniture, household items, wires, chocolate and dirt. The details fall together in a Where's Waldo sort of viewing experience, with so much packed in that it's a little hard to focus sometimes. But it's well worth the effort.

Anita Overcash


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