After kicking off his inaugural exhibition in Japan at Takashi Murakami’s Hidari Zingaro gallery last year, New York-based multimedia artist Tyrrell Winston will hold his first American solo exhibition at Detroit’s Library Street Collective. “Encore” encapsulates the artist’s signature style of recontextualizing discarded objects collected from urban and suburban landscapes.
From basketballs to cigarette butts, Winston imbues feelings of nostalgia, angst and speculation into his assemblages that act as reminders that “the things we neglect don’t disappear just because we’ve moved on.” Unable to find work after college, Winston began collecting discarded items around neighborhood basketball courts. For Winston, each item told a story through their physical wear.
“These found and used objects have embedded history,” Winston explains. “It’s a history that is abstract and infinite.” Presenting these “trash” objects in a gallery setting allows viewers to question what constitutes the world and presents a divide between product and artifact. Highlights of the exhibit include the artist’s sculptural installations constructed from deflated basketballs and paintings made from found tarp and steel panels.
Check out works from “Encore” in the gallery above. The exhibition will run from February 5 to April 4.
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Library Street Collective
1260 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226
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#TyrrellWinston’s solo exhibition, “Encore”, opens next Saturday, February 1st from 6-8pm at #LibraryStreetCollective. “I’m drawn to the character and texture of found and used objects. Natural wear and weather are powerful assistants. When I began working with these materials everything was found on the streets of New York. Now, I have people all over the country (Texas, California, Illinois, Florida) who help me source used basketballs. The importance in the work isn’t necessarily that something is found on the street per se, rather that it has been used and discarded in some capacity. These found and used objects have embedded history. It’s a history that is abstract and infinite.” – Tyrrell Winston @tyrrellwinston #encore @librarystreetcollective Photo by @timmj
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#TyrrellWinston’s solo exhibition, “Encore,” opens on Saturday, February 1st from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at #LibraryStreetCollective. ⚡️✨Link in bio to RSVP. ⠀ ⠀ Winston’s practice in sculpture is rooted in the recontextualization of discarded objects and the stories they tell. Each basketball, tarp, or cigarette butt the artist collects from the urban and suburban landscape was abandoned in a singular circumstance, but the seriality of his presentation unites these instances limitlessly. Winston’s assemblages are a reminder that the things we neglect don’t disappear just because we’ve moved on.⠀ ⠀ When considering life cycle, it’s hard not to imagine Winston’s objects in their ‘original’ state – shiny and clean, packed in plastic – untouched basketballs, tarps and nets. Gradually they wear through use and exposure to the elements until they’re abandoned, lost or thrown away. The artist’s presentation of these objects in the gallery and the decision to show ‘trash’ makes us question what constitutes the word, as well as presents the chasm between product and artifact; objects once industrially ‘perfect’ made dirty and blemished by the use of ‘imperfect’ people. ⠀ ⠀ @tyrrellwinston #encore #upcomingexhibition⠀⠀ ?: Derek Balarezo (@derek.balarezo)