ICOSA Collective Gallery presents "Repurposed" opening reception

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"Repurposed" opening reception
Photo courtesy of ICOSA Collective Gallery

"Repurposed" is a group exhibition co-curated by Erin Cunningham and Amanda Linn McInerney, both members of the artist-run gallery ICOSA Collective. The exhibition focuses on artworks that have been created from discarded and undervalued materials that possess a status of the imbued history of those objects.

The diverse group of artists, from 6 different states, are known for their ability to elevate their materials and refine their craft through a variety of techniques. When developing the concept for this exhibition, the curators both had recent experiences that made them consider the impact of consumerism on the environment and on personal psychology. It seemed there was enough “stuff” in the world. They realized how important it was to feature works of art that reused materials and reconceptualized them into things that were beautiful, sometimes humorous or tongue in cheek, but also thoughtful and meaningful. The show draws upon family connections, folklore, and cultural and personal histories to create works that repeat and reconstruct forms and ideas.

Participating artists include:

  • Carolina Alamilla; Miami, FL
  • Doug Baulos; Birmingham, AL
  • Michael Bonadio; Birmingham, AL
  • Melanie Brauner; Everett, WA
  • Debra Broz; Van Nuys, CA
  • Zach Clark; Oakland, CA
  • Erin Cunningham; Austin, TX
  • Tobias Flores; Hays, KS
  • Vladimir Mejia; Austin, TX
  • Amanda McInerney; Austin, TX
  • Karri Paul; Los Angeles, CA
  • Shalena White; Austin, TX
  • Jason Tanner Young; Montevallo, AL

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 3.

Event Details



916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2, #10
Austin, TX 78702