21143 x 2010

Seeing discarded toys—especially those designed for a single purpose—during his 2010 Recology residency prompted Scholz to recall his own childhood toys that, although perhaps more simple, allowed for imaginative invention and play. In response, he deconstructed and cleverly reconstructed materials in ways that allow for multiple interpretations or configurations, creating minimal forms akin to abstract building blocks for adults.

Zachary Royer Scholz

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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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