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Innovative aspect to Junk at art exhibition

A can of lemonade that flaps its wings when you press a button and a chandelier made out of plastic framed spectacles, are among the many items of recycled materials used at an innovative art exhibition taking place in East London. Flowers East art gallery is hosting the exhibition Says The Junk In The Yard. It features artists from all over the world who use recycled materials for their work. The works in the exhibition aim to examine our attitudes to the objects that we discard and the value systems that we create. Curator Sam Chatterton Dickson said: The show will plunge into junk culture and our culture of disposability. One aspect of the exhibition will be recycling and its connection between artists and junk. Historically, there has always been a culture for artists who use recycled materials for their work. The title of the exhibition is taken from a lyric in the Beatles song Junk, which was written at the time of The White Album but omitted from the final recording. One of the main attractions of the show is artist Tim Lewis Butterfly Can (see image). It is the ultimate kind of recycling junk has been reinvigorated, said Dickson. Instead of being disposed of, it will hopefully be treasured. Says The Junk In The Yard is at the Flowers East until September 8. www.flowerseast.com

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