From Wasteful to Tasteful at the Racine Art Museum

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RACINE, WI.- The Racine Art Museum commissioned internationally recognized glass artist Matt Eskuche to create a new exhibition for its Windows on Fifth Gallery. Open August 6, 2010 through July 24, 2011, Matt Eskuche: Agristocracy uses the colour, line, form, and shear abundance of food and beverage packaging as the catalyst to create high end design within the space of RAM’s windows. In recent years, Eskuche has carefully recreated the trash in his installations using a variety of media, but has primarily relied on Italian glass working traditions in order to produce a startlingly realistic body of work. Impressed by the global impact of consumerism on economies, environments, and land and humanitarian rights, Eskuche has used flameworked glass, paper, cardboard and other materials to create soda bottles, fast food packaging, and other items commonly seen as nothing more than “trash.” For his Windows at RAM installation, Esku