Sign Post: The Only Way Up is Down

During his 2015 residency, Chris Sollars capitalized on the absurd nature of the dump’s offerings while also suggesting environmental concerns, such as ocean and space trash. Work also alluded to a changing San Francisco and the impact of gentrification.

Chris Sollars

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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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