My recent body of work has been focused on the exploration of discarded materials found on the streets of Atlanta and how these materials can be utilized to create a connection between the forgotten/past to the new/now. By using found/salvaged pieces of wood, discarded furniture and other objects of personal interest, I create works that have direct connections to the neighborhoods of Atlanta while also referencing notions of gentrification, object history, cultural wastefulness, and hidden beauty.
Justin Rabideau attended The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where he received a BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking and the University of Georgia, receiving a MFA with a concentration in Sculpture. Justin moved to Atlanta in 2011 and is currently the Director of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. Since his time in Atlanta, he has been an exhibiting artist with Dashboard Co-op and an Artist in Studio Resident with The Creatives Project. Recent exhibits, projects, and residencies include site-specific installations for Ground Floor, Sumptuary, Goat Farm Art Center, Atlanta Beltline, Decatur Book Festival, New Orleans Airlift, Georgia Institute of Technology, solo and group exhibitions locally and regionally, and residencies at Hambidge Center for the Arts and Elsewhere.