One Man’s Trash
May 9–June 3, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 6:30-8:00 pm
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Watch a video below with the artist discussing the exhibit.
Sculptor Noah Williams successfully breathes new life into objects most would consider junk in the form of imaginative large-scale works of art. Inspired by his former day job as a trash collector, Williams uses his unique vision and experience to artfully rethink and repurpose these discarded items. His exhibit of found art sculptures, “One Man’s Trash,” will be on view at The Art League Gallery May 9 – June 3, 2013.
Surrounded by art since childhood, Williams sees potential in each piece of scrap metal, every abandoned tire. Williams’ innate sense of how to combine such disparate elements into visually intriguing compositions is what makes his work stand out.
His depictions of animals, machines, and masks, both real and imagined, are intended to inspire viewers to be aware of the waste they create and the alternative uses for disposable materials. Multiple layers of wire, metal, and unexpected objects invite viewers to explore each sculpture and spark their sense of curiosity.
Noah Williams was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. He attended West Potomac High School and Northern Virginia Community College, but his mother, a talented ceramic artist in her own right, was his primary art instructor. He has received several awards for his sculpture across the region, including the Monkith Saaid Award for sculpture at The Art League.