Tales from the Trash - Curated Mayhem

30 May 2019 – 2 Jun 2019

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12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00

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  • 8,67,149,242,243,388
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From the U.S.A. discarded art discovered at yard sales, swap meets, thrift stores and in the trash.


studio1.1 is delighted to present, a short exhibition curated by Mark Bloom.

 As Mark says:

Curated Mayhem is a show of original artworks featuring the discarded art I discover at yard sales, swap meets, thrift stores and in the trash. 

The paintings are presented exactly as found. Occasional small holes or tears in canvases are signs of a life journey and should not be hidden. These paintings have had both adventures, and probably misadventures. My only contribution is the addition of a title I feel is appropriate to the piece, or maybe it’s sometimes inappropriate.

Curated Mayhem is an outlet for me to share my passion for the unsung heroes of art: the weird & wonderful, the lovable & laughable, the pretty & putrid, the comforting & uncomfortable, the unique & unbelievable, the sublime & ridiculous.

Mark Bloom is originally from London. He is an illustrator, designer, mosaic artist and collector of other peoples’ discarded artworks. Currently residing in Tucson, Arizona, he has been collecting the strange, the weird, the unconventional and the offbeat for over 20 years.

The canvases are all for sale at truly affordable prices. Something possibly offensive for everyone!

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