Jason McLean repurposes items that others might send—or have sent—to a junkyard. “It’s not shock art,” he says. “It’s meant to make people think.” David Briggs

Jason McLean doesn’t listen to classical music while he works. He listens to mash up, a musical genre in which Johnny Cash vocals might be laid over the beats of rapper Eazy-E, or Lady Gaga’s lyrics massaged into Journey’s instrumentation. It pulses and booms, gleefully overwhelming. The music is a reflection of what he does: repurposing . . .

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