Agency – Maggie Hurley

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1519 Pacific Avenue

Santa Cruz

 

Christopher Allen

My name is Christopher Allen, and I came to Santa Cruz in 1996 to attend UCSC.  I have worked as an educator in some capacity for the last 15 years, and as a recycled materials artist for the last three years.  I was first drawn to art by several things: the sudden loss of a full time job, an insatiable desire to work with my hands, and an abundance of available materials. 

I have always loved the idea of re-purposing, of taking everyday objects and using them in different, creative ways. I work primarily with recycled bottles, salvaged plywood and barnwood, wire, scrap metal, spray paint, and other found materials.  I often use the context of my found materials to create social and political commentary. I like incorporating elements of pop-culture, literature, music, and poetry. I also like playing with juxtaposition between natural and man-made materials, between concrete and abstract representations of objects and ideas, and the effects of light, shadow, and texture.

I am constantly inspired by the world around me.  I hope you enjoy the show.  Remember: Art is Everywhere!

First Friday: Friday, July 7th 6-8pm

July, July Downtown
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