Gallery: PHOTOS: Artists Transform Trash Into Eco-Art at NYC Exhibit

"Scrap Engines" by Michael Kareken in TRASH at NY Studio Gallery
 
Kareken paints and draws pictures of organized recyclables like glass bottles, scrap metal, and car parts, while Mallon shows what would be the next part of the process: materials shredded and smashed together. In his closely cropped images, shredded paper and wads of plastic wrap look like Magic Eye optical illusions while layers of rubber curl like soft ribbons.

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