at the Gallery at Ruth's Table in the Bethany Center located at 580 Capp Street, San Francisco
Exhibition dates: September 1, 2010 - January 5, 2011
View the works of a group of talented artists who dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP. The exhibit shows how the SCRAP environment shapes us and helps the communities we live in. Curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Ellen Felcher Burns Stacey M. Carter Air Feller Jake David Lindsay-Ceniceros Jennifer Morningstar Sandra Murray Jeff Rahuba Lisa Ryan Jane Schafgans Kenan Shapero Ute Zaunbauer
About the Exhibition:
This exhibition showcases the works of a group of talented artists that
dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP.
at SCRAP requires artistic talent and vision, paired with the visual
and mental ability to decipher, break down and organize a seemingly
infinite stream of materials, continually adapting to its variety.
This brainteaser challenges the mind to make creative decisions quickly
and constantly. After absorbing and reacting to the SCRAP work
environment, these artists leave and engage in their individual
creative processes. The resulting works of art explore the concepts of
inevitability, disconnection, reinvention and re-distribution. These
works are a collective demonstration of how the SCRAP environment
shapes us and helps the communities we live in.
Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts, is the oldest non-profit
creative reuse center in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the original
source of reusable supplies to schools and nonprofits, SCRAP breathes
new life into old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons
of materials that would otherwise go to landfill every year.
artists, writers and actors, working at SCRAP can offer the scheduling
flexibility necessary to balance employment with their creative
pursuits. Equally important is the constant visual and tactile
stimulation these artists experience while handling, assessing and
organizing the never-ending flow of donated materials that pass through
SCRAP, and that will ultimately be reinvented or repurposed as they
pass into new hands.
Guest Curator: Robert Flynn Johnson Curator Emeritus Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco