Through April 23, 2017
Alcove Gallery, Second Floor
A selection of works by award-winning Central Florida artist Bobbi Mastrangelo complements our upcoming exhibit, Plastics Unwrapped. Mastrangelo uses plastics in creating her trademark “Grate Works” – sculptural reliefs inspired by real manhole covers and sewer grates, some decades old. To keep her work lightweight, Mastrangelo carves elaborate patterns into sheets of Polystyrene and adds layers of cheesecloth and paint. Her finished creations achieve extreme accuracy and elevate manhole covers into works of art, many of which focus on the protection of water. Through her Grate Works series, Mastrangelo brings attention to the history and beauty of the humble cast iron that lies beneath our feet on city streets.