ReMades is an exhibition of work by local artists, using materials salvaged from The LUX project: the renovation of a defunct office building into a ground-breaking residential living environment in downtown Wichita.
In an effort to create a product as sustainable and ecologically sensitive as possible, the design and construction team of The LUX (formerly the KG&E building), located at 120 East 1st St. in downtown Wichita, invited Splice to propose a series of possible reuses for the vast amount of material that will be removed from the building throughout the renovation process. This unconventional approach has generated several projects, one of which is an exhibition of artwork created from some of these repurposed materials. ReMades, in a nod to Marcel Duchamp's 'Ready-Mades', will feature work by a selected group of local artists, each of whom customarily integrates salvaged materials into their own practice, manifest in a variety of different forms.
An art index, with accompanying images and text, can be viewed at: The Art of Salvage: Mining the Modern with Remades.