Capsule (Street Sweeper Bristles)

  • Street sweeper bristles, stainless hardware
  • 12 x 30 x 12 in
  • Chris Beeston

Gallery Purchase

Chris Beeston’s Capsule is constructed from thin metal strips he found along curbs and sidewalks in New York City. He eventually determined that the mysterious litter was, paradoxically, bristles left behind by the city’s street-cleaning trucks. Like many artists who use found objects, Beeston is able to see potential in the detritus that many of us step over or toss out.


Newman, Lia. "Homecoming: Art by Alumni." Exhibition brochure, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, 2019.

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