Material Recovery

January 20
 - March 23, 2024
MATERIAL RECOVERY: Printmaking with Recycled Materials, a group exhibition by LYNK Collective.
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Christina Yasmin Fesmire and Jared Millar
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Nguyen Ly, Container, 2023. Collagraph on found paper.

Works by LYNK Collective members: Yeansoo Aum, Elisabeth Beck,  Andra Broekelschen,  Alexandra Chiara,  Christina Yasmin Fesmire,  Karen Fiorito,  Carole Gelker,  Bill Jaros,  Nguyen Ly,  Diane McLeod,  Jared Millar,  William Myers,  Marina Polic, Vera Polic-Lakhal  Francisco Rogido,  Olga Ryabtsova,  Laura Shapiro,  Tracy Loreque Skinner,  Mary Lawrence Test,  Paula Voss, Zana Zupur and guest artists: Karen Feuer-Schwager,  Kim Kei,  Wendy Murray,  Jackie Nach,  MJ Rado,  Victor Rosas,   Fred Rose,  Marianne Sadowski,  Jillian Thompson  and  Katie Thompson-Peer.

The works in Material Recovery reclaim common materials such as cardboard, plastic, and wood – the very products that flow through the nearby Port of Los Angeles destined for landfills. As printmakers, the members of Lynk Collective have a vested interest in the ongoing recovery and reduction of waste. The paper on which they print— “rag” paper—was traditionally made from scraps of recycled cotton rags. Material Recovery: Printmaking with Recycled Materials is an expression of Lynk Collective’s values, as ecologically conscious artists inhabiting a shared earth, producing artwork made from recycled rather than raw materials. 

Established in 2017, LYNK Collective is a group of two dozen artists from the Orange County and Los Angeles area who collaborate on projects and exhibitions through the medium of printmaking. LYNK Collective has been featured in The HandPressing Matters, and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society blog, Press On. 

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