Disposing Histories, installation view

Jones disassembled encyclopedias, medical reference books, and sports balls to metaphorically deconstruct the power structures connected to these objects during his 2014 Recology residency. With their skin-like covers removed and reassembled into formal grids and groupings, the works have a painterly quality, while also suggesting the act of gaining personal control over the establishments that surround us.

Samuel Levi Jones

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The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a one-of-a-kind program established in 1990 to encourage the conservation of natural resources and instill a greater appreciation for the environment and art in children and adults. Artists work for four months in studio space on site, use materials recovered from the Public Disposal and Recycling Area, and speak to students and the general public. Over the last twenty-five years, more than 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have ...

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