SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to
debut a visually-exciting new exhibit titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray
Carrington” on December 19, 2014. This is a “part two” follow-up exhibit to one that was first introduced
at the Railroad Museum in 2013, displaying other creative works by the talented Fairfield artist.
“Sculpture With a RE-Purpose” will showcase more than 40 sculptures -- ranging in size from 10 inches
to more than four feet in height -- made from cast-off tools, railroad spikes, track components and other
pieces of scrap metal retrieved from abandoned logging railroads and sawmills. Cleverly designed and
repurposed to reflect the strength and vitality of the laborers who once worked with these items, some
still bear the markings of their original use and reflect the ravages of time.
Railroad Museum visitors will have the up-close opportunity to see and appreciate the technical
craftsmanship, strength and finesse of each individual sculpture. Information about the science behind
the variety of welding techniques used by the artist will also be included in the exhibit. Shortly after the
exhibit opens, an interactive station will be added so interested visitors can experiment with
electromagnets and create their own temporary “found art” metal sculptures.
Since 1966, exhibits of Carrington’s imaginative sculptures have been in held in galleries from the San
Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, to Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois.. The “Sculpture
With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray Carrington” exhibit will be located in the Mezzanine Gallery
and remain on display through November 21, 2015. For more information about the California State
Railroad Museum, please visit www.csrmf.org or call 916-323-9280.