REIMAGINED: Cutting Edge at Cornell


REIMAGINED features 16 internationally recognized artists who use unconventional and innovative materials to create avant-garde artwork. Mosaic portraits created from junk, life-size sculptures from reclaimed plastics, and wire and wood sculptures with butterflies created from aluminum cans are just some of the cutting edge works on display. The exhibition is at the Cornell Museum of Art at Old School Square through October 18th. Hours are Tues-Sun from 10am to 4:30pm with a suggested admission donation of $5. STEVE BLACKWOOD is an internationally known, local sculptor, who is a master of materials. He often combines wood, steel, neon and fiberglass. PEPE CALDERIN, born in Cuba, seeks to connect the soul with the physical environment. His pieces transform old or recycled items into familiar images. MICHAEL CHEARNEY, originally from Baltimore, creates paintings with impressionistic overtones, and each one relates a different message. BRIAN DETTMER is a New York-based artist known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. SAYAKA GANZ was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She works with reclaimed plastic objects to create sculptures that depict animals in motion. NICK GENTRY is a British artist from London best known for recycling obsolete media such as 35mm film negatives, VHS tapes, X-ray prints, and floppy disks. His works comment on the speed of change in today’s world. TINA LaPORTA was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2009 and uses her art to comment on mental illness. Her works use both prescription and easily accessible over-the-counter pills. CHRISTOPHER MARLEY has a fascination with insects that began in childhood. He displays them far out of their natural context in geometric arrangements. The end result is a colorful work of art that showcases nature’s story. JESSICA McCAMBLY grew up in the northeast, collecting sea glass, shells, and rocks. Her unique mixture of acrylic and glass paintings form jeweled creations that draw the viewer in for a closer look. KATHLEEN McCLOUD lives and works in rural La Cienguilla, New Mexico. Her mediums include fabric, paper, paint, printmaking, collage, and installation. JASON MECIER is a mosaic portrait artist, who clearly enjoys having fun with his work. Using mediums such as food, junk, and candy (to name only a few), he carefully creates mosaics that are vivid and amusing. DONNA ROSENTHAL deconstructs vintage textiles, printed papers and books, transforming them into something entirely different. She also knits or crochets a variety of metal wires, including silver, nickel, brass, and copper. TROY SIMMONS explores the evolution of urbanism and nature’s persistence to coexist. His large-scale concrete canvases are a mix of acrylic paints and raw concrete. His goal is to create a playful mix of the hard and soft. PAUL VILLINSKI has a lifelong concern for environmental issues, which is reflected in his work. He often repurposes discarded materials, such as found beer cans, which he turns into wondrous creations. DALE WAYNE works with discarded plastic trash and repurposes it. Working with plastic bottles, she creates bright and bold sculptures. She also creates jewelry from recycled plastics. MAX ZORN is a Dutch artist who has been active in street and urban art. He is known for his use of brown packing tape as a medium and cutting on acrylic glass with a scalpel to create portraits, which are lit from behind. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit