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Beneath The Surface March 27th: Featured Artist Tom Kabat
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.
I share my designs and techniques at: woodenbikes.com
and on: instructables.com/woodenbikes
Round and Round We GO! SFBC Sewer Tour part of Beneath the Surface Exhibit
Check Out Beneath The Surface artists testing the work of featured artist Tom Kabat at a recent planning meeting! Kabat fashions interesting and intuitive bicycle sculptures from reclaimed odds and ends including skis, scooters and even a pencil bike that actually writes!! You can see more of his work at http://www.woodenbikes.com
In the background, you can see the newly erected Bayshore mural on the unused grain elevators. This project was commissioned by the San Francisco Art Commission and lights up at night. A great landmark to find our gallery for these upcoming receptions!!
As part of this new display, we are sponsoring a special reception for the resurrected Sewer Ride by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition! The Sewer ride takes place Saturday, March 29th, starting at the Daly City BART and winds 12 miles near San Bruno mountain, Candlestick and the SF Bay exploring the squishy boundary between humans and H20. It comes to a close at Reclaimed Room with a small party for the riders and anyone else who wants to join. The riders should arrive between 3 and 4pm and the party officially goes from 4-6pm. Beers and snacks provided! Join US!! Sign up for the ride here: