Brick House installation

While at Recology in 2009, Jane Kim worked with construction materials such as wood, sheetrock, and paint. Imagery in Kim’s paintings included geometric lines and bands of color, and abstracted details from vintage wallpaper and other decorative patterns, which connected the works to interior domestic spaces. During her residency Kim also made pieces that weren’t painted, but were instead interventions—inserted pieces of wood, flush with the sheetrock, that brought visual connections to the internal structure of walls.

Jane Kim

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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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