Opening Friday, July 9th, we introduce the works of Jeanette Conley, a local artist who paints onto tiles, largely sourced in our shop. Jeanette will be on view through September 3rd, 2021.
I remember loving to mix flower petals in water for color mixing. My mother is an artist who always encouraged us to draw and paint. In high school, we were fortunate to have a prospering art department and I wove on a loom, forged metal, and crafted an enamel ring. I wanted to attend art college in New York City, but my high school counselor recommended becoming a florist or accountant. Like others, I was told to get a career and then pursue your art. Eventually I landed on nursing and attended Russell Sage College. During my college years, I went to Bermuda and felt like Winslow Homer painting watercolors there. Since then, I have been doing art in some form and taking classes. Here at City College, I started with oils. I currently study painting with Larry Robinson at Oakdale Studios. Along the way, I took up the art of tiling and have designed three bathrooms, my kitchen, and numerous other nooks and crannies. During a recent visit to Building Resources, I saw tile as an irresistible blank canvas. I knew immediately that I had to paint vintage robots on them. So here we are.
Inspired by hip-hop, jazz and French New Wave cinema, Shantré Pinkney began her creative venture in New York and studied filmmaking in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Fran- cisco.
As a student at the Academy of Art
her first film, The French Artist won best super 8 at the Epidemic Film fes- tival presented at the San Francisco Castro Theater. Her short film The Raw was an official selection at the Pan African Film Festival, Western New York Black Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival and also won awards at the Urban Media Makers festival.
Working within the mediums of photography, film, theater, and new media she is a lover of non-traditional and inquisitive stories. She creates stories to raise dialogue between art and her audience. She is currently developing an experimental film, Argos Amores and a feature script based on The Raw.
Lest We Forget: A Portrait of Bayview Hunters Point Photography series by Shantré Pinkney
A black & white mobile photogra- phy exhibition bringing awareness to
individual stories, joys and struggles of San Francisco Bayview Hunters Point residents.
For years, Bayview Hunters Point
(BVHP) has been idealized as a high crime and high-polluted area of San Francisco. While working as a youth facilitator and developing my short thesis film, the apathy and violence residents faced in an increasingly gentrified community disheartened me. I’m not from this area, however, after living and working here for 5 years, and working with those living in lack, losing loved ones to violence, and dealing with unemployment left an impact on me. Lest We Forget came about through conversations I’ve had with residents and their love for the people in the neighborhood. Many have concerns with being gentrified and pushed out; including those who want to make sure that neighborhoods are safe, their jobs are steady and hous- ing affordable.
These photos are of friends, neighbors, friends of friends and beautiful strangers I met along the way in Bayview. I’m hoping to leave a last- ing and beautiful impression of those that represent the community – Their smiles, their laughter, their resilience and their humanness, which I think, sadly, many people forget.
Please mark your calendars for our new show! We are pleased to partner with SCRAP, our lovely neighbors, for a juried exhibition of local artists engaged in creative reuse. The show features works by dozens of artists and is housed at our venue as well as at Public Glass, another one of our lovely neighbors. A celebration of the Bayview district as well as community partnership, this exhibit will not disappoint. Includes work of all sizes, shapes and mediums from innovative jewelry, to striking sculptures, to unclassifiable fascinating creations that will certainly blow your mind and get your creative imagination going.
Opening Night: June 12th
Time: 6-8pm, FREE
Food and Drink and meet the artists! Prizes will be awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd place artists who competed in this call at that time!!
This project is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a community arts in Bayview grant.
Alternative Cosmos at the Reclaimed Room features work by artists Solis and Lady Saphire. Both artists, in their own ways, create new spaces of engagement through their individual art works and compliment one another quite gracefully.
This show delves into the other worlds that exist right before our eyes and these artists bring those alternative cosmos-es to life in our next show.
Save the date! As always, snacks and drinks are provided and the admission is FREE!
Thank you so very much for all your support during our inaugural year! It has been a terrific launch for this new program at Building REsources. Much gratitude to all our participating artists this year as well. Over the last six months we have seen our space transform three times and been fortunate to house work from the following artists:
Samuel Fleming Lewis
On display until January 14th is The Living Show with Tony Hurd and Samuel Fleming Lewis, check it out before it’s over during regular business hours at Building REsources. (9-4, seven days a week)
Next year proves to be even more exciting! Stay tuned for information on our upcoming shows and save these dates!
Alternative Cosmos: Opens February 6th (with Solis and Lady Saphire)
W.a.t.e.r.w.o.r.k.s: Opens March 27th (with Tom Kabat, Miles Epstein, Tim Armstrong, Bruce Barton and Clint Imboden)
The W.at.e.r.w.o.r.k.s show will be our most ambitious with additional events including a bicycle sewer tour that ends at the Re Room on March 29th and a special screening of A Fierce Green Fire, a Sundance documentary about the environmental movement by Mark Kitchell with filmmakers in attendance (date TBA). Next year will also see a Building REsources staff show, exploiting the talents of our very own artists who serve our customers everyday. We are also in talks with our friendly neighbor SCRAP to host a show of their very own in our venue. There’s more, but, we will leave a little mystery for the months to come. Be sure to stay tuned to all the ongoings and goings on of the Reclaimed Room by visiting and signing up for this blog!
We wish everyone an incredibly safe, happy and prosperous start to 2014. Happy New Year!!