Installation view of work by Christina Mazza and Erik Otto

During his 2010 residency painter Erik Otto made a body of work that uses the iconography of houses to explore ideas of security and vulnerability. Using found materials such as game boards and advertising signs, Otto created large canvases for paintings of houses in perilous situations—swept into dark circular vortexes, exploding out in prisms of color, or levitating in clouds.

Erik Otto (paintings and house installation) Christina Mazza (crates in foreground)

Recology Artist in Residence Program

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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