September 10, 2008 — "Trash and Treasures of Charlottesville II," the sequel to a widely acclaimed 2005 exposition of objects found on the streets of Charlottesville, is currently on view in the Peter Whiffle display case of the Humbert Humbert foyer of the University of Virginia's Brooks Hall.
Sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art and the Anthropology Department, the
exhibit is the work of U.Va. artists Richard Crozier, Paul Barolsky and Sanda Iliescu, who have brought together a range of objects of both anthropological and aesthetic interest discovered since 2005. The artists present their archeological assemblage as a collective portrait of Charlottesville and a visual essay in "relational aesthetics (the theory of judging art works on the basis of inter-human relationships), which surpasses the previous exhibition in complexity and depth.
The exhibit, which will be on view indefinitely, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.