Paper Bale, 2023
Paper waste, stainless steel wire, wood
3.5 ft x 5 ft x 3 ft
Presented by Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia
Paper Bale is a sculptural object of compressed paper originating from an undisclosed Amazon facility. This large-scale sculptural work is a physical remnant from what is often described as the digital age. Bulky, heavy, and impressive, the existence of this bale confronts the viewer with a sense of the weight and all-too-real existence of the cast-off materials and detritus of the new economy.
Billy Dufala is a Philadelphia based artist/musician engaged in a wide variety of creative discipline. He is a co-founder and Creative Director at RAIR, an artist residency located at Revolution Recovery, a construction and demolition waste recycling facility in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Billy is also known for his ongoing collaborative work with his brother Steven, as the Dufala Brothers.The brothers create drawings, prints, sculpture, performance, music and design.