Technology and assemblage combine in new Butler Art Museum exhibition


YOUNGSTOWN, OH.- The Butler Institute of American Art, located in Youngstown, hosts an exhibition of new work by Youngstown native and New York City artist, Ron Barron. The exhibition, titled TRASHSCANS, is presented in two installments of thirty works in the Butler’s Beecher Center South Wing, Novak Gallery.TRASHS-CANS: Series One opened in February, and TRASHSCANS: Series Two will open April 15 and continue through June 3, 2012. A film by Richard Hahn and Megan Barron that documents the artist’s process and the evolution of the project accompanies the exhibition. Ron Barron lived and worked in New York City in the entertainment industry.To create a commentary on contemporary culture in Manhattan, Barron spent most of 2011 gathering discarded objects–paper, scraps of fabric, tickets and the like–from New York City streets, keeping