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

Coming soon! Reclaimed Recology

For our next show we have teamed up with the Recology Artist in Residence program and will feature works from a dozen local artists who participated as residents. The lineup of artists as it reads on the postcard is Mike Farruggia (’05), Michael Kerbow (’04), Linda Raynsford (’00), Karrie Hovey (’12), Dana Albany (’03), Jim Growden (’91), Barbara Holmes (’08), Ed Clapp (’06), Andrew Junge (’05), Mark Feigenbaum (’05), Viviana Paredes (’05) and Paul Cesewski (’08).  During their residency, each artist was granted scavenging rights in “the dump” and had 24 hour access to the company’s well equipped art studio. Our exhibition will have one or more pieces from each artist and will be shown through August 18th. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 17th from 4:30-7pm.

 

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Al Honig

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Another solo show is on the horizon, featuring work by Al Honig.

He is a master of recycled assemblage, and has been working in this current vein for 35 years! In his experience, he has been a photographer, a sculptor of bronze, stone and wood, and a painter as well. He worked many years repairing printing presses and other machinery, refining the skill set required to make his pieces. He draws inspiration from metal sculptor David Smith, whose book also helped Al through a creative block. Al has influenced and worked with many local artists, including Dana Albany, Pepe Ozan, and Brian Goggin.

The majority of the pieces are from his series of Allegories, sculptures based on his observations and suppositions of human behavior and events. One of his favorite pieces, “Look Outs” is from that series, and will be part of what will be displayed for our show. All of his finished work is available to view online, at alhonig.com. Be sure to check out his videos while looking on his site.

Join us for Al Honig’s opening reception, Sunday April 24th from 4:30pm until 6:30 pm. You can also shop from the many wares of Building REsources at that time as well. Hope to see you there !