2nd story art todd baldwin work in progressPHOTO: Todd Baldwin – “Work in Progress”

Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On April 26, the Second Story Art Gallery presents artist Todd Baldwin’s exhibition “75% Recycled”, with an opening reception from 6-8pm at 78 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands.  Exhibition runs from April 26 – May 31.

Todd Baldwin approaches making art through the challenge of ongoing materials exploration and experimentation. His current work, a series of wall-hanging assemblages of found and hand-constructed objects, pushes discarded materials out of context and into functioning as art materials. He values ideas and the learning that emerges through the studio process, and asks viewers to be open to discovery and possibility when experiencing this work.

Todd Baldwin was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1975. He earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1997, and the Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. Baldwin has exhibited sculpture and photography steadily since the early 1990′s.

Second Story Art Gallery exhibits artwork that is highly crafted, but also goes beyond the material and speaks to and comments on its experiences in the world. Committed to the local community, Second Story Art Gallery works with other galleries and arts organizations to promote arts and culture in Monmouth County.

For more information, please visit www.secondstoryart.com  and facebook.com/SecondStoryArtGallery.