Red Compostura (1968)
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Abel Rodriquez was an artist-in-residence at Recology in 2011. He created large-scale collages and mixed-media sculpture that explored exploding and imploding forms, progress and destruction, and how the perception of these conditions can be shaped by what is visible or hidden. Describing fragments of objects as “words that can be negotiated, arranged, and rearranged into endless visual and communicative statements,” Rodriguez engaged a new dialogue from the San Francisco waste stream.
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 ...