Fillings (Brickolage), 2016
Accumulated and cast-off materials like laundry lint, broken eggshells, used teabags, defunct pens/markers, disposable lighters, etc.
May 3, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Fillings (Brickolage) is a site specific installation designed for the cavities caused by missing bricks and other dilapidated spaces in and around the Acropolis area of the park. FILLINGS (BRICKOLAGES) are created from collected materials (cast dryer lint, eggshells, teabags, and other colorful cast-offs such as used pens/markers, dead disposable lighters, etc.) to create “bricks” to fill some of the holes in the bricks and stone walls that line the pathways leading to the Acropolis. As with many classic monuments, including the Greek namesake of this site, this damage denotes a location of once-grandeur that over time has fallen into disrepair. But now the park is changing again, in a positive state of revitalization, physically and emotionally. The temporary FILLINGS are a sign of love and acknowledgement that the walls are damaged and need fixing, but recognize that a wonderful infrastructure already exists. FILLINGS relate to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, whereby broken pottery is repaired with gold to emphasize the breakage as part of the history of the object. Hopefully this art project will act as a catalyst for inspiring the community toward unconventional solutions for revitalization.
Jeffrey Allen Price received his BFA from Missouri State University in 1999 and his MFA from Stony Brook University in 2003. Jeffrey Allen Price is a multi-media artist with a conceptual and process-based approach to making art. Over the last 20 years his work has taken multifarious forms including paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos and performance art. He is best known for transforming modest materials like rust, potatoes, dirty sponges and eggshells into elaborate works of art. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at Westbeth Gallery, NYC; Valentine, Queens, NY; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; and Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL. His work has been reviewed or featured in numerous publications and media outlets including The New York Times, Newsday, and the Huffington Post. His works are in the collections of the Islip Art Museum, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and numerous private collections around the world.
Price lives and works on Long Island, NY.