Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition by architect Ron Yeo in the Central Library lobby gallery from April 3 through May 26. The exhibit, titled “Assemblages,” aptly coincides with Earth Month, and features a series of art projects created out of recycled bottle caps, plastic tops, action figures and other assorted objects that artist Ron Yeo gathered on his morning beach walks.
A native Californian, Ron Yeo and his wife have lived in Corona del Mar for the past 53 years. His architectural practice, known for environmentally friendly custom home and nature and interpretive centers, designed such buildings as the earth-sheltered Back Bay Muth Center, the Back Bay Science Center and the Newport Theater Arts Center.
Transitioning from architecture to art, Ron turned to the collection of bottle caps that he had been saving for many years. Inspired by the urban (junk) art of Patrick Amiot, Kenny Irvin & Schickentzanz, he decided to put them to use by developing this series of art pieces. With his wide variety of caps, he has been able to assemble an interesting blend of colors and patterns in a whimsical display that captivates art lovers both and old.