Void Fill

Artists: Samantha M. Connors, Cynthia Reynolds
Curator: Danielle Degon

AUTOMAT Collective | Philadelphia, PA
Void Fill is an exhibition of sculptural installations created from discarded, mass-produced materials. From the streets of Philadelphia and New York City, Samantha M. Connors and Cynthia Reynolds scavenge single use materials from construction sites, consumer waste bins, and shop owners desperately trying to displace their excess. From familiar markers of consumption habits like cardboard and plastic packaging, the artists create works that expose the effects of overproduction on our mental health and relationship with objects. Their precise reconstructions of waste contemplate the construction of self as commodity and reflect the alienation that accompanies forces of extraction.