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Art At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Art Exhibit | SF

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Recology San Franicsco | 503 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Art At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF

Art At The Dump: Recologys Recycled Art Exhibit | SFThe Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art program that provides Bay Area artists who work with recycled materials with scavenging privileges in the dump, access to discarded materials, a stipend, and 24-hour access to the company’s well-equipped art studio.

At the conclusion of their residency, Recology hosts a public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency.

yulia pinkusevich

See the exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Yulia Pinkusevich, Stephanie Syjuco, and student artist Brittany Watkins on Friday, January 24, from 5-9 pm and Saturday, January 25, from 1-3 pm.

Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, January 28 from 5-7 pm. An artist panel discussion will follow at 7 pm at 401 Tunnel Avenue. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.

Yulia Pinkusevich: The Glory of a Tool is Seldom Judged by Its Handle
Pinkusevich examines the role of architecture in our daily lives and how it frames, transects, and obscures the world around us, affecting our spatial perception and cognitive understanding. While at Recology, she has created works that also explore broader issues related to urbanization and labor, and has made sculptures that call attention to the anonymous workers of the global economy.

Stephanie Syjuco: Modern Ruins (Popular Cannibals)
Syjuco has taken beloved archetypes of modernist furniture and reproduces them dump-style to explore a range of ideas related to production, consumption, class, and economies. Works continue her investigation of copies and counterfeits, while also examining Modernism’s promise of Utopian progress and the reality of that vision today.

Brittany Watkins: The Time Objects Tell
Working with objects such as window blinds, wire and inner tubes, Watkins has shredded, knotted and woven them to create abstract sculptural works. Watkins’ repetitive and time-intensive working process provides intimacy with the materials, and the resulting sculptures speak to connections between the inanimate and the animate.

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Cost: FREE


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Address: 503 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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