this art is garbage, literally

They say that one man's trash is another man's treasure. But sometimes, everyone's trash can be the artist's muse, and that's the case with Recology's Art at the Dump Artist in Residence Exhibitions. This time around, the show features the work of five artists, two local, and three special guests from Haiti, making this Recology's first international exhibition. Kristin Cammermeyer recreated the "surreal" world of the Public Disposal and Recycling Area by framing lights, mirrors and other scavenged objects into wood with DOUBLE HOW in & out the Back Room. Chad Hasegawa's trademark grizzly bear paintings and sculptures were strategically placed in the dump to evoke thoughts about the collision of nature and civilization. As for the international artists, Claudel Casseus, Romel Jean Pierre, and Racine Polycarpe, each belongs to Atis-Rezistans, a Port-au-Prince based art collective that specializes in creating work from recycled materials. For Casseus and Polycarpe, this is their first trip outside of Haiti. Hopefully they won't go home convinced that San Francisco is a dump.

Fri., Sept. 20, 5 p.m., 2013
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