Saturday, April 2, 2011

Alison White Starr

Alison White Starr @ Conduit Gallery

Dallas artist Alison Starr constructs objects from a colorful fabric of plastic shopping bags in a seemingly futile attempt to minimize her environmental impact on the world. The show title, HD-LS PE, is the shortened name for, “Hi-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene,” the letters on the type of plastic used to make the bags used in the work. Sometimes literal (bags becoming flocks of hundreds of miniature birds or rows upon rows of suburban houses) Starr injects humor into the work and a quirky beauty employing the industrial palette inherent to her chosen materials.

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