Sun, Jun 25|
Reno Public Market
Discarded | Opening Reception
Join us for the opening of Discarded, an art installation from Gregory Belle Jr. that will engage you in exploring the beauty that can be found in the least likely places.
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2023, 5:00 PM – Jun 26, 2023, 7:00 PM
Reno Public Market, 299 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502, USA
About the Event
Discarded is an interactive art installation by Reno local Gregory Belle Jr. that will engage you in exploring the beauty that can be found in the least likely places. Through this experience, together we will be challenged to expand our sense of self through community by looking inside ourselves and reconnecting with the things we have cast away and encouraging others to do the same.
This four-day experience includes an artist reception where you can meet Gregory, learn about his process and inspiration, and purchase limited-edition prints. He also will be hosting a free Intro to Film Photography workshop and guiding you through the centerpiece of the exhibit, Repurposed. In this interactive part of the installation, you will be able to write down the things about yourself that you have decided to cast away. Gregory will take those bits of self and artistically display them for others to see and appreciate. It is time to say yes to ourselves... even the parts we don't think belong.
Get all of the details for this four-day experience here.
"Join me for my first show at Reno Public Market. Together we’ll explore the vision behind Discarded through an open gallery and an artist talk where I’ll be sharing what inspired me, as well as the process of creating Discarded. I’m also inviting you to participate in an interactive art experience where you will help me create Repurposed, the interactive installation of the series that will be showcased on Friday, June 30th. Limited-edition prints will be available to purchase, as well as a cash bar featuring mocktails inspired by the collection. Advance registration is encouraged; RSVP here."
Gregory Belle Jr. is a self-taught artist from Southern California. Their insatiable desire to extract beauty from the ordinary has led them down a path of experimenting with many different mediums: the way the morning light dances across the body of a muse, embracing the emancipation of facts from the anxiety-filled ocean of fiction using lowercases and capitals.… the frustrations of trying to control a water-soaked brush and allowing it to spill the desired images across the expanse of an unused sheet of heavy paper or the rhythm of shadows stimulated by a sporadic summer breeze. And while these, to any artist, are nothing new, he continues to find a way to breathe new life into the everyday experience.