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Nemo Gould creates kinetic, figurative sculptures from found parts, disassembled machinery, and common household items. Just reading a list of materials used for a piece—electric sander, band saw, projector, vacuum cleaners, meat grinder, motorcycle clutch lever, antlers, garlic press, conduit cover—is enough to make one smile. The works themselves also may elicit this response, as they are often imbued with their own distinctive personalities. Though the clever use of vintage materials, they sometimes have the look of an alien or robot from a 1950s science fiction film. Gould was an artist-in-residence at Recology in 2007.
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 ...