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Scott Oliver makes sculptures that explore the meaning of everyday things—either deftly pinpointing the essence of an object, or flipping preconceived expectations by allowing it to express its objectness in new ways. During his 2008 Recology residency, he gathered old table legs in their upright position, shaving the sides until he turned the mass into a cube, and his Core Column becomes a giant excavation sample of construction and installation materials.
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 ...