Art by assemblage

Checked out a show at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City last night: Bernard Klevickas's "History of Stuff," which appears to be on through August 15.

As MFTA's website notes, Klevickas, the organization's artist-in-residence, focuses on work that "involves taking apart discarded objects made from plastic, metal, and styrofoam. He then reassembles those materials into large patchwork sculptures composed of dynamic 'quilts' of different materials and colors that remind us to rethink the things we put into the waste stream every day."