College gallery to feature found-object sculptor

“Crescent City of Dreams #7,” an assemblage made of recycled found objects by Wally Warren will be part of a display of his work at through November at Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road, at Unity College in Unity.
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“Crescent City of Dreams #7,” an assemblage made of recycled found objects by Wally Warren will be part of a display of his work at through November at Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road, at Unity College in Unity.
Posted Oct. 21, 2011, at 10:03 p.m.

UNITY, Maine — Unity College will present “The Art of Recycle,” featuring found object assemblages by sculptor Wally Warren through Nov. 30, at the Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road. The public is invited to an opening reception to meet the artist and view this current installation 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 27. Bring an interesting technological object you no longer need for the artist to possibly include in a future sculptural installation

Gallery visitors will experience Wally Warren’s City of Dreams. A sculptural series of colorful installations created from discarded objects recycled and transformed into cityscapes seen from an ariel perspective. Warren searches local recycling centers (aka the local town dump) for fascinating materials that inspire his creations. His most recent creations made of recycled brightly painted satellite dish units will be installed on the Unity College campus.

“Technology has unleashed a multitude of raw material for my use. Discarded computers, televisions, and plastic toys have become key elements for my microcosms of our sprawling landscape,” said Warren about his installations. “Transformation, and the fascination with objects form the basis of my work. A childhood desire to become an architect propelled me toward the hands on building of model cities and towers. I’d never thought of myself as a sculptor, even as a youth constructing detailed model railroads and cityscapes. One semester in engineering school, however, convinced me that there was no formula for my visions.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday 1-5 p.m.

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