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Dianne Baker , Recycled Series #5, 2000; mixed media, 17 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches; Gift of the Artist for Gala 2016

Dianne Baker , Recycled Series #5, 2000; mixed media, 17 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches; Gift of the Artist for Gala 2016

Dianne Baker has been exhibiting since l979 locally in galleries including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, Burchfield- Penney Art Center, Art Dialogue Gallery, and Canisius College.  Nationally, she has exhibited in New York City, Washington, D. C., Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Santa Fe. Internationally, she has exhibited in Hamilton, Ontario and Bratislava, Slovak Republic.  She sees treasure in debris and transforms the forgotten, discarded, and mundane into totemic sculpture and assemblages ( = 3 dimensional collages).  Thus, by portraying to the viewer this “second life” of recycled materials and found objects, they may be motivated to save our environment from such global consumerism.