Recology Art StudioMay 19 - May 23, 2017
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Exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Carrie Hott and Cybele Lyle, and SFSU student artist Nathan Byrne on Friday, May 19, from 5-8pm and Saturday, May 20, from 1-3pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 5-7pm, with a gallery walk-through with the artists at 6pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse. Carrie Hott : Summer Night Forever While at Recology, Carrie Hott has taken apart familiar electronics to reveal their less familiar interiors. Focusing on equipment used to play recorded sound, Hott has removed the plastic casings from items including karaoke machines, cassette decks, and VHS tape players. Everything is still operational, but when pulled apart and rearranged, the guts of these machines--circuit boards, motors, and speakers--become small sculptural abstractions, each with its own voice. Cybele Lyle : Are You Me or Are You a Stranger During her residency Cybele Lyle has continued to construct the alternate visions of architectural space that have been a constant in her work. But, access to the Public Disposal and Recycling Area has provided the opportunity to engage with new materials, including objects from people’s homes and domestic spaces. Through this “taking on” of other people via their stuff, she investigates the more personal terrain of inhabited space. Creating a place to explore the edges of identity, Lyle finds meeting points, overlaps, and disconnects between herself and the people whose discards she appropriates, and, in turn, the potential for an expanded notion of self. I Wish I Knew for True: 12 Works by Nathan Byrne During his residency, Nathan Byrne has created a series of sculptures that reference science and nature, and convey a sense of wonder and mystery about these realms. Byrne has worked with found objects that have scientific uses, such as glass slides, pipettes, insect specimens, and medical carts, as well as materials that have undergone decay or other natural altering processes, such as wood from barrels stained by wine. He has gathered multiples to create repetitive configurations suggestive of cells or other biologicals forms, and in some cases has made only minimal interventions in the materials he has found.