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 Bayview opens TODAY! Featured Artists: Keith Wilson and Mariana Nelson

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Opening Reception: January 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

FOOD, DRINKS, FREE

701 Amador Street, 94124, SF

 

Our last two featured artists, Keith Wilson and Mariana Nelson, compliment the black and white photography with otherworldly sculptures and painstaking Japanese temari work all created from recycled materials.

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KEITH WILSON

Keith Wilson is a filmmaker and visual artist based in San Francisco. His film work has been exhibited at Sundance, the Berlinale, South by Southwest and the U.S. National Gallery of Art.

 

In addition to recent solo photography shows at the Martina Johnston Gallery in Berkeley and the SOFA Gallery in Austin, his artist book ALL THE BUILDINGS ON BURNET ROAD (2010) was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and the Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. His photography books HYDE PARK APARTMENTS (2011) and SEE I SAW (2015) were recently published by Publication Studio and he is the co-creator (with Shannon O’Malley) of the book GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS (2014). In 2009, he began the ongoing interactive performance THE CAVE & MOUNTAIN TOUR, which was featured at the 2013 Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas. In the Spring of 2015, his books, films and performances will be presented at the University of Georgia where he will be a Visiting Artist.

Keith received his MFA in film production from the University of Texas-Austin. He grew up on a cul-de-sac in suburban Atlanta but currently lives high atop Bernal Hill.
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MARIANA NELSON

Mariana Nelson was born and raised in Southern California.  She grew up in Newport Beach and moved to San Francisco in her early 20′s.  In San Francisco she became involved in a thriving and inspired art community where she found her focus on reusing existing materials.

She began wrapping discarded materials she found at reuse centers or even from the street.  She used a thousand year old Japanese technique to wrap called Temari.  After years of wrapping and practice she soon developed a pattern and way to wrap that was unique to her.  Anything from lint and dog hair to found plastic and paper was wrapped with bright and colorful fiber, transforming literal trash into something completely unrecognizable.

As her collection of small colored Temari grew – she began to find ways of assembling them together to create large pieces.  Mariana’s current body of work involves using hundreds of wrapped forms to create one unified piece.  Some of her work explores the idea of dark matter – while other compositions focus mostly on color and shape.  She is just starting to work with plastic garbage.  Coffee lids and lids from fast food chains found on her walks with her dog.

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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/

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

Wine and Cheese Reception October 8th

Join the Reclaimed Room, artists Giuliana Pinto and Sam Russell for a closing reception of the show, Human Chimeras.  See their languid and lovely works  before they come down.  Gorgeous reclaimed headboards painted with dreamscapes and enigmatic painted figures on card tables and cabinet doors.  Both artists will be present to meet and mingle with you!

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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!