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.
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 !
Just announced !
Closing PARTY For Dave Seabury’s solo show, “Re-Trospective” to be held Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 4:30pm. There will be refreshments and LIVE music by the Chuckleberries! Event is FREE.
There is currently a contest going on within the show, and the winners will be announced during the event. The contest revolves around the manikin sculpture, previously known as “Homeland Security”. Dave is asking contestants to “Title, and describe this piece”, to write “…the most pretentious, art speak laden title, and descriptive paragraph about this piece.” Interested persons then fill out a form with their title and description, and add it to the pot, entries are being sent to Dave and viewed now. “Extra Points” are rewarded for citing “psych/social/political significance”.
The chosen entry will be announced during the event on Sunday, April 10th and will include the following options as a prize: 1) Dave will apply a painted design to a pair of VANS (or similar) tennies, or on a garment that you provide.
2) Choose 1 piece from a selection of original art by Dave. Painting, photograph, or small assemblage/sculpture.
3) Long term loan of the piece in question (provided it is displayed in a relatively public place)
Good Luck Everyone!!
Music and art are the driving forces of my life. I paint and assemble my sculpture in much the same way that I write music: beginning with no set goal, I improvise and let the piece emerge. The inspiration for my art comes from musicians, artists, friends.
I began painting in the 1980’s, using discarded paint and canvases from the Berkeley Dump, where I worked as a salvager. Shortly thereafter, I began assembling sculptures. Like my painting, my sculptures use materials primarily gathered from the dump, local recycling centers, flea markets, garage sales, and just about anywhere things are left behind. I started welding in 2005.
I have received no formal instruction. Most of my “education” comes from reading art books and visiting museums and galleries. I consider my lack of formal training as an advantage. No one has been around to tell me, “You can’t do that” or “Its done this way.” My aim is to create visual stimulation that asks, “What the hell is going on here?”
I have been involved in the local Rock & Roll music scene since the mid ’70’s; performing with acts as Jonathan Richman and Little Roger & the Goosebumps, Dick Bright’s SRO, and Berkeley’s infamous Psychotic Pineapple. Currently I perform with Psychotic Pineapple, The Chuckleberries, The Rock & Roll Adventure Kids, The Pointing Wranglers, The RaveUps, The Feztones, The Presidiots, and numerous other musical aggregations.
I am a lifetime East Bay resident and work full time as the Waste Reduction Coordinator for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco.
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…And on the Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FBk-DaveSeabury-Art-Music
Save the date ! Our next opening is Sunday, February 21st from 4:30-6:30pm. We will be featuring sculpture, painting and assemblage from Dave Seabury. There will be live music, and free refreshments. Come join us!!
Mariana Nelson was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. She moved to San Francisco in her early 20’s and became involved in a thriving and inspired art community where she found her focus on reusing existing materials.
She began wrapping discarded materials found at reuse centers and also from the street. Using an age old Japanese wrapping technique called Temari, she soon developed a pattern that was unique to her alone. Anything from lint, dog hair and found plastic was wrapped with bright and colorful fiber, transforming trash into treasure.
As Mariana’s collection of small Temari grew, she began to find ways of assembling them together to create large pieces. Her 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 also using a large collection of plastic coffee cup lids, melting them into flower like sculptures.
MELT will open December 18th from 4:30-6:30pm and run thru February 12th.
Here is Mariana preparing her Temari piece featured in the S.C.R.A.P show.
Warm up with our winter show, “MELT”; a solo show featuring recent works by Mariana Nelson. Opening Reception is next Friday, December 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm. There will be refreshments available and live music provided by the artist’s brother, Joe Robinson. Come join us and view the result of trash transformed into treasure.
melted coffee cup lid by Mariana Nelson