Beneath The Surface Opens Thursday Night!! Featured Artist: Tim Armstrong

The time has come to reveal our most ambitious show to date.  Join us tomorrow night for a great deal of interesting work and some live action courtesy of one of our featured artists, Tim Armstrong.  Armstrong will paint our floor live, during the opening reception, giving you a terrific show and something to talk about as you take in the work of all our artists on display tomorrow night!

Check out Tim’s bio and profile video to get a sense of his dynamic and drama.  And, see you tomorrow night.  Snacks, drinks and a unique gathering experience await you at the Reclaimed Room!  6-8pm, 701 Amador Street!




Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface featured Artist: Clint Imboden

Thursday quickly approaches and excitement builds for the new show!  Join us from 6-8pm at 701 Amador Street.  In the meantime, get to know another of our featured artists, Clint Imboden.

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I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they’ve been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools.  I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects.  I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th
Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface March 27th: Featured Artist Tom Kabat

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Our new show opens March 27th from 6-8pm at the Reclaimed Room, 701 Amador Street, SF 94124.  Please get to know Tom Kabat, one of our featured artists for the show.  

Inspired by the wide variety of designs seen in antique bicycles, Tom explores the practical and whimsical form of the bicycle using found objects and old bike parts to make ride-able thought pieces.

Riding 4,200 miles across the country with high school friends got me hooked on bicycles, bike commuting and bike touring vacations.  Thinking of bikes as rolling levers and as mobility assist devices frees up a creative view of how a bike can be designed and made.  With a background in environmental and mechanical engineering, I look at bicycle design by combining disparate ideas and pushing boundaries.  My pieces are crudely made from mostly dumpster rescued materials.  I hope to inspire viewers to start making their own fun bikes.

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