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Creative Reuse Replica: “BEAUTY ROUTINE” music video by Mothers features thoughtfully reused materials

Customer Kristine Leschper of Mothers made a replica of herself with what she found in our shop in their new music video “BEAUTY ROUTINE” that just premiered on Consequence of Sound. Leschper says, “BEAUTY ROUTINE talks about inhabiting a body or selfhood which, upon self-examination, becomes increasingly jarring or unrecognizable. It explores the idea of semantic satiation as applied to obsessive rituals, especially those associated with ‘beauty’ and physicality, where repetition leads to a loss of meaning and cognitive recognition.”  The replica used in the video was made from plaster, canvas strips, cotton batting, and acrylic paint that came from The Resource Exchange.  … Continue reading

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Jonathan Dedecker’s New York Gallery Opening!

Jonathan Dedecker is a Philadelphia-based artist and frequent customer at the re. In fact, he was the reCreate Featured Artist  here at The Resource Exchange in January of 2016! This month, through August 26, Jonathan has an exhibition titled “Infinity Land” at Marvin Gardens gallery in the Ridgewood neighborhood in Queens, NY!   If you’re in that area this month, go check out his show. His works contain a bunch of materials, including fabrics, from The Resource Exchange! This is what he has to say about coming to us for supplies: “… every time I come by I get more refined in … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse with The Fabric Workshop and Museum Family Programs!

On Friday, June 29th, teens used reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange for The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Teen Program: Feeling Free! A patch making activity inspired by Ursula von Rydingsvard’s collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental-sized leather motorcycle jacket. Photos from the workshop by Carlos Avendaño. We’re thrilled that the art and craft supplies that we diverted from landfill are being reused by such a great arts and education organization. FWM will continue promoting creative reuse in their educational programs by supplying workshop participants with reclaimed materials from our store during their next workshop too! Is your family … Continue reading

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