The talent of the employees of the NYC Department of Sanitation is to be showcased
“Sanitation Celebration”, an exhibition of artworks by the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Employee, will open on November 14th with a public reception Sanitary Foundation, the official not-for-profit organization of DSNY, and Pace University Art Gallery are excited to present this personal art exhibition sponsored by Mack Trucks. Celebrating the talents of DSNY employees who collect and recycle 12,000 tons of trash every day in New York City, the exhibition features a variety of artwork in a variety of media including photography, video, sculpture, painting, and more. The pieces included in the exhibition were selected by Maggie Lee, director of cultural and educational programs for the foundation, sTo Len, DSNY’s new public artist-in-residence, and Sarah Cunningham, assistant professor and director of the Pace University Art Gallery. The exhibition will also feature photographs, prints and videos by Len and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, longtime DSNY artist-in-residence, along with selections from the Treasures in the trash Collection curated by retired DSNY employee Nelson Molina.
During the opening reception, Mack Trucks will award a special sustainability award to the artist who is best able to integrate reused or recycled materials into his work.
WHERE: Pace University Gallery, 41 row of parking lots, 1NS Floor, entrance Fichte St .; Manhattan
IF: opening reception Sunday, November 14-13 The reception includes a one day presentation of ukeles‘S SoC.ial mirror Tjerk at 1 speed place; Exhibition until January 28th.
VISUAL: Arts created by employees of the NYC Department of Sanitation and Artists-in-Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles and sTo Len, along with a selection of Treasures in the trash.