CARNAGE opens March 28th!

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The bold works of our featured artists recall animalistic themes, creating order from chaos and influences from the Southern Hemisphere.  The pieces all have textures, layers and commanding visuals that will excite and engage the viewer.  CARNAGE explores identity through various mediums, each artist presenting works that evoke a unique signature through leather burning, fork and spoon sculpture and assemblage.  Featuring the creations of artists Tanya Herrera, William Rhodes and Jemison Beshears.  Learn more about each of the artists below and join us Mar 28th to meet the makers!

 

 

CARNAGE is on display March 28-May21.

Opening Reception MAR 28 4:30-6:30pm, 701 Amador Street

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Tanya Herrera

It’s hard to write about your relationship to art when you’ve been making art since you can remember. It’s like trying to describe how you started walking, you just did at some point and have kept moving forward ever since. Both my parents were never drastically artistic, but I am the youngest of three siblings, and both my sister and brother were huge influences growing up. Everyone dabbles in art as a kid, but when I was about 8 my sister studied fine art at college in San Francisco and always came home with interesting projects and wonderful new tools and art supplies I never got to see in my art class in elementary school. My brothers illustrative and musical abilities further inspired me, I was considerably more enthralled after that. Where the three of us got the art bug, my parents never knew, but they supported our abilities and always were open to our goals.

I learned early on the hardships of being a fine artist, and surviving on the very little that you earn. As much as I loved making fine art, when thinking about my career as an adult, I decided to be creative in the design world as a graphic designer. I did this knowing in the future a design job would support my slowly blossoming fine art career. I went into college with the notion that I would one day return to my art and once I had become successful designer. I became an In-House designer in Portland Oregon, and made art and participated in shows for 5 years there before moving back to the bay area where I was born and raised.

My art consists of an accumulation of many different techniques I have learned over many years of experimentation and collaboration with fellow artists. I have also been influenced by the growing amount of waste going to landfills and the beauty one can find in objects that some would consider garbage. I try not constrain myself with materials, techniques or genres. Instead I open my mind to making art with what I am given and attempt to unlock the inner beauty that can be found in any object. Each piece is VERY unique and could probably never be duplicated, even if I wanted to try. Please enjoy my many years of hard work, and see there will be many more to come!

 

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William Rhodes

I began my creative journey at the Baltimore School for the Arts.  I later earned a BA in Furniture Building and Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

My creative works are in the collections of various galleries and museums and featured in several major publications. I strive to blend fine craft, sculpture and design with meaning and function. I explore themes of hidden knowledge, iconographic imagery and forms and how they can change meaning in a given cultural context. My art has been strongly influenced by my extensive travels, particularly to Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. The people, art and cultures of these societies have inspired me to consider non-Western approaches to art and sculpture. Explorations into the contrast between these traditional cultures and our modern one have also added depth to the narrative quality of my work. Additionally, recycled materials are an important component of my work as purposeful support for recycling. By reusing discarded materials I give objects new value and a second life.

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Jemison Beshears

I have always enjoyed old things, the way they look, made to last, refined. Used with care and better looking when showing the scars of life. Found or discarded objects that performed some individual task in the past, now left to become a character ingredient in a visual poem…At beaches, at flea markets or antique stores…the things I have encountered on my road through life…Out the corner of the eye. An old toolbox, marbles, blocks of text, a glass mercury ball…at one time utilitarian, now chosen for its shape, color or patina. I try to marry formalism with bygone utility. Hopefully, being intimate without being sentimental.

 

Impressions of the BAYVIEW opens January 17th!

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Join us Saturday January 17th for our newest exhibit and a departure from our previous shows.  Impressions of the Bayview features Black and White photography at the center of the display complimented by abstract sculptures and unique temari works by artists: Mitch Nelles, Shantre Pinkney, Keith Wilson and Mariana Nelson.  There is a also a surprise interactive element where patrons can take part in the art making themselves!  Mitch presents a haunting view of our very own yard with photos of the Building Resources space through a lens that is nostalgic and reminiscent of past days.  Shantre shares her ongoing project, Less We Forget, a portfolio of faces from the Bayview community in the vain of remembrance and not leaving things to the past.  Keith reclaims old bathroom vanities and erects abstractly beautiful sculptures from them that seem almost other worldly, and Mariana shares her painstaking temari works, each piece crafted ball by ball and strung together to create a new vision, unusual and ephemeral.

 

 

 

Where: 701 Amador Street

When: January 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

What: Opening Reception with food, beer and wine.  Cost is FREE

Meet and mingle with the artists and enjoy the gallery and the Building Resources space from a whole new perspective.  We welcome you to our new show and a new year at Reclaimed Room and Building REsources.  JOIN US!

More information about the artists can be found at: https://reclaimedroom.com/opens-jan-17-mar14-impressions-of-the-bayview/

BR and Reclaimed Room Holiday Shin-dig THURSDAY!

It’s time for our holiday shin-dig RE-DO.  Please join us this Thursday for our first annual holiday party!  Celebrate the staff, patrons and artists that make up the BR and Re Room community!  The Worker’s Show is still in effect so this is also your last chance to pick up a unique last minute gift for a friend or for yourself.  This has been our highest grossing show to date!  Don’t miss out!

What: 1st Annual Holiday Party (food, drinks, fun)

Where: 701 Amador Street, SF 94124

When: Thursday, December 18th, 5-7pm

Why: Celebrate Community

Who: YOU and your friends

Cost: FREE

And, mark your calendars for the new year.  January 17th, we premiere our first photography based display with Shantre Pinkney’s Less We Forget, portraits of the Bayview community and Mitch Nelles with portraits of our favorite place in the Bayview-the Building REsources yard!  Framed by abstract sculptures from artist Keith Wilson and gorgeous Temari works by Mariana Nelson.

What:  Impressions of the Bayview Opening Reception (food drinks fun)

Where: 701 Amador Street, 94124

When: Saturday, January 17th, 4-6pm

Why: Meet the Artists, Revel in their work

Who: You and your friends

Cost: FREE

Worker’s Show kills it

Congratulations are in order for the staff artists at Building Resources.  As part of our Worker’s Show, staff from BR brought out their artistic endeavors for display.  All kinds of fabulous pieces came out of the woodwork as the opening night approached.  Unique furniture designs, gorgeous planters, photography, a chopper bicycle, bird houses, mosaics, sculptures and more.  And, since our gallery started in June of 2013, this has been our highest grossing show to date.  Wow!  Thanks to the community for coming out and supporting the staff artists here at Building REsources.  For those who haven’t made it in, you have one more chance to celebrate with our staff, artists, patrons and friends.

We are hosting our first ANNUAL Holiday Shin-dig.  Join us December 11th from 5-7pm to take in the glory of the workers show and mingle with the people who have made this place run from the ground up.  On display are works by Matthew, Angel, Remy, Dan, Micah, Jason, Archie, Sergio and MORE!  Join US!

HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 11th!

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Celebrate the season and the year with Building REsources and the Reclaimed Room.  Join us December 11th for our annual holiday party!  Eat, drink and be merry with Building REsources staff, patrons and Gallery artists.  Take in the Worker’s Show on display with unique art and furniture made exclusively by our staff!  Get some holiday shopping done while you are here.  We have had a great year here at BR and very exciting shows at the RE Room.  We want to share our good fortune with you all.  Please join US!

701 Amador Street

5-7pm

December 11th

FREE and fun for the whole family!

The WORKER’S Show opens OCT 25

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Building REsources staff strut their stuff in this highly anticipated new exhibit at the Reclaimed Room.  See the artistic endeavors of the folks who man and woman the materials every day.  Jam packed with unique handmade furniture designs, landscape art, mosaics, bikes, and much much more!

SAT OCT 25: 4-6pm

FOOD, DRINKS, FREE!

701 Amador Street

HUMAN CHIMERAS opens Aug 16th! SCRAP show closes this SATURDAY!

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JOIN US AUG 16th for our new show!

4-6pm

701 Amador Street

FREE!

 Sam Russell and Giuliana Pinto explore the depths and abstractions of the body and mind in this dreamy new show.

 

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SCRAP ART: Creative Reuse in the BAYVIEW closes this SATURDAY!

Head over to Public Glass for the send-off!

Closing Reception with hands-on creativityPublic Glass

Sat, July 26th 2-4pm

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Scenes from SCRAP Family DAY July 19th at RE Room

 

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BIG THANKS to all our partners for the SCRAP show!  It was a terrific collaboration and we will miss all the

eclectic work and fun times.  And sending lots of good vibes to SCRAP exhibit coordinator Jenny Morningstar

who will be leaving the Bay Area this August to go to graduate school on the East Coast!  Good Luck Jenny!