departure, closing reception

On Sunday, July 2nd, we will host a closing reception for our current show, departure. New works have been installed by Miles Epstein and Tim Armstrong, in place of ones that were sold.

Miles Epstein with his sold tissue painting; nicely framed by Rachel Leibman’s “Daily Dose”.

Tim Armstrong ‘s new art; made from branches, flour, instant coffee, burlap and elastomeric paint.

The celebration will be held July 2nd, 4:30 – 7pm. The show closes a week later, on Friday, July 7th.

 

departure

departure is the work of these five material driven artists: Tim Armstrong, Ramiro Cairo, Katerina Connearney, Miles Epstein and Rachel Leibman. They are gathering together for the first time to create an art and shopping experience in the most immersive way possible, in a place where things “just show up”. Innovated objects will be presented in a way that can inspire you to see them in a different light. The show opens Friday, May 12th and will run thru July 7th.

 

 

Tim Armstrong

“Of economic necessity and invention, I have discovered a way to make monotype prints with materials salvaged from dumpsters. My skull prints are made using tar paper, mop heads and camping fuel gathered from dumpsters near construction sites and homeless encampments, I like the simple suggestion of a burning fuse. Mounted on the back of each print is the original collage. The wall sized work is an experiment using old car gaskets, stove burners and instant coffee. Originally conducted on a cement floor, the drawing was then coated with elastomeric roof paint and burlap and peeled off the ground. I am mainly interested in using undiscovered processes as an artist, in containing a method as it leads to a metaphor.”

 

Debris Mural

Skull Print

 

Ramiro Cairo

 

Ramiro Cairo is an Argentine artist, based in San Francisco. His speciality is the reuse of disused objects and technological scrap, creating works of art and design, such as TV mirrors, TV coffee tables, circuit board lamps, vacuum tube figurines and sculptures in limited editions.

“Most of my work navigates the space between design and art, between functionality and personality, combining creativity, surprise, humor and reuse. I’m motivated by finding a different use for objects originally built for a particular  purpose. My challenge is to find them a new line of work, giving them an extended lifespan and making them useful again.”

“Bricks for good is my latest work in which I make objects out of bricks. The tape dispenser is the first object of this series in which the pieces are shaped by chiseling down the brick as if it was a sculpture, using a hammer, chisels and an angle grinder. Why bricks? Well, I just want to give them a good use instead using them for a nonsensical Wall.”

 

Tape Dispenser

 

Katerina Connearney

Katerina Connearney is a figurative artist and woodworker originally from Greece and currently living in San Francisco. In this exhibit, the focus is on making functional furniture pieces from (almost) all recycled or reclaimed materials. The majority of the materials were, appropriately enough, found here at Building Resources. “One never knows what beautiful and promising bit of rusty metal or weathered wood one will come across when ambling around (the yard), and more often than not we go home with these treasures not knowing why or how we will use them. The fun is in playing with them – rearranging, bending, taking apart, putting back together, and eventually seeing what is recreated.”

 

BR Cabinet

 

Miles Epstein

“This is the second time I’ve had the opportunity to show work at The Reclaimed Room and I am honored and inspired to be showing with four other talented artists. We all know this space in our own way, and all work very independently and in different materials: brick, canvas, wood, plastic and metal, objects of interest, tissue and paper.”

“Of note is the name of this show. Hanging out at the yard I am most inspired when someone leaves with something encouraging, be it an idea, an inspiration, or a doorknob. departure speaks to the inspiration of the material object.”

 

 

 

tissue painting – blue head

 

Rachel Leibman

Rachel Leibman is a mixed media artist from San Francisco. Her artwork spans the gamut from tiny two-dimensional collages to room-sized installations. The unifying thread in all her pieces is repetitiveness and obsessive attention to detail. Leibman’s process is extremely meticulous and labor-intensive.

For the “departure” exhibit, Leibman has chosen to display two large installations from her “Vessels” series. “Elijah Makes the Rounds” is composed from vintage kiddish cups; goblets used in Jewish rituals such as Passover seders. With a sly sense of humor, this piece evokes sweet childhood memories. “Daily Dose” is composed from hundreds of plastic prescription pill bottles, collected from Leibman’s friends, family, and her own personal stash. This piece is a commentary on the state of the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.

Leibman’ artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows on both coasts. Her collages are part of many private and public collections including Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, American Airlines HQ in Dallas, and the Art Collection at the Hebrew Home in New York City.

Elijah Makes the Rounds

Daily Dose

 

 

OFFCUTS

OFFCUTS is a collection of work and collaborations inspired by what is left behind. The incidental shapes and forms, cut and discarded, reimagined as entirely new works. The show was originally inspired by the vast amount of offcuts from a furniture commission in which over 50% of the material was surplus shapes. Eran and Roland created four generations of pieces from the same original material, each one directly inspired and defined by the one before it.

Eran Dayan and Roland Blandy have been working together as [RE]Union Creative since 2015. Together they collaborate on costume furniture, architectural elements and sculpture in the Bay Area.

Many thanks to Bayshore Metals for donating their offcuts for this show.

These works will be on display and for sale through May 5th, with the Opening Reception to be held Friday, March 10th from 5:30 – 8PM. There will be refreshments, the event is free of charge and located within Building REsources.

Dreamare, with Kaytee Papusza

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Opening Saturday, January 14th from 5-7pm in the Reclaimed Room.

Dreamare is a showcase of wearable art, couture costumes and upcycled fashion that illustrates the process and dichotomy of dreams becoming nightmares, and the space that exists in the shifting grey area between those two worlds. The heart of this particular showcase revolves around the existence of the artist in the modern day world, and explores the fine line that can easily become blurred in the shift between beautification and gentrification — or rather anti-gentrification, in this case. Many of the works and installations in this show will convey the fragility of artist created realities, which can easily crumble to demolishment, becoming lost in the constraints of our capitalist driven cultural and political climate.

Artist Bio

Papusza Couture artist and designer, Kaytee Papusza, currently resides in Los Angeles where she works as a couturier, costume designer and fabric archivist. She enjoys traveling  with her work and frequently visits NYC and The Bay Area, both places where she previously resided. She creates clothing, couture and costumes of all kinds, and is best known for her one of a kind conceptual fine art couture collections, made using unconventional materials, hand crafted textiles and artisan techniques. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, Vogue Italia, Sang Blue and Belle Armoire.

Also featured in this show will be accessories by Mad Elegance.

Cover image “It Will Be Ours” by Ransom and Mitchell.

For more images and information, please visit http://www.papuszacouture.com and also http://www.madelegance.com.

Dreamare will be available to view January 14th – March 4th 2017.

 

 

Reduce, Reuse, Make Art.

Michelle Echenique, in her studio, with “Jerome”.

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Michelle Echenique is a mixed media artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. She is known for use of found and cast off materials in her 2 -and 3 – dimensional work.

Sourcing and collecting a wide range of paper, wood, and metal and any eye catching scraps is an ongoing practice and integral to the artistic process. Making use of the innate histories and forms of found material, she works to create something wholly new that hints at the familiar. The richly layered, textured results exude both joy and mystery inviting scrutiny.

In the Reclaimed Room she’ll be showing a mix of furniture and assemblage. This 3 – dimensional work provides an exciting challenge in figuring how to assemble the piece in a visually interesting way while keeping it structurally sound. It’s a puzzle requiring both physical and mental reflection.

Also on view will be several pieces from the Cats I’ve Known Series. These cats incorporate “fur-like” corrugated cardboard, reclaimed window frames with cat “ears” on top, and copper whiskers.

Outside the studio, Michelle is a Teaching Artist for ArtSpan participating in Art for City Youth and Community Engagement Projects. She is also involved with the temporary art space, Hayes Valley Art Works.

We are excited to have Michelle to be loading in next week!!

Opening Reception will be held on November 4th from 4:30 – 7pm and will also feature live music from the Big Band Surfers Polka Trio!!

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http://www.michelleechenique.com

Present Ground: October 1 – November 5, 2016

Special Event this Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1325815630783225/

 

 

 

 

Closing Reception Announced

This Saturday, October 8th, 2016 we will have a closing reception for our “Lost and Found Beatles” show. If you missed the opening, then this show is for YOU!

From 5:00 thru 8:00 pm, fearturing a TRIUMPHANT return performance of J. Raoul Brody, playing his fave Fab Four songs, and YOU on lead vocals!

We will have special “last chance” deals on Lost & Found Beatles Merchandise Prints, Posters, T-Shirts and Postcards!

The show will remain open for viewing up until October 20th.

Lost and Found Beatles

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Opening  at 6pm August 29th 2016 we present an exhibition of RARE previously unpublished photos of the Beatles!
Dave Seabury is back in our room with photos from the Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park. 30 years ago he discovered a contact sheet of amazing images of the Beatles by an as yet unidentified photographer. The images have been digitized, restored and enlarged to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that last Beatles concert. The Opening Reception will also feature live music by The Chuckleberries and J. Raoul Brody on keyboard. The show will be up through October 20th 2016. Reclaimed Room is open 8 Days a week for this exhibit 9am-4:30pm, excluding major holidays. More details can be found in this article published by SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle.  Click onto the link below to read the article.

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Mystery-photos-of-the-Beatles-last-concert-on-8393320.php