In a time when virtually every facet of our surroundings abounds with forms made from seemingly endless varieties of plastics, it is altogether usual that the contemporary artist should turn these materials to his creative labors. Yet the impetus to do so is very recent in date; indeed, it is of interest, both artistically and historically, that the widespread application of plastic materials to art falls almost entirely within the span of the current decade. While the recency of this development may seem surprising today, it nevertheless has its own logic conditioned by a variety of technological, stylistic and historical circumstances.
The present exhibition seeks to provide an informal overview of current work in plastics. While it does not aspire to completeness, the exhibition does endeavor to distinguish several general stylistic tendencies and to demonstrate the remarkable consequence and diversity of this work.
-Stephen S. Prokopoff, Curator and ICA Director, 1969