The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents:

Chris Sollars

Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 4-6PM

UC San Diego Visual Arts Facility Performance Space #306 on Russell Lane,
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Free & Open to the Public

Please join us for our first VALS lecture of the Fall Quarter with artist Chris Sollars. San Francisco based artist and director of 667Shotwell, Chris Sollars' work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of private and public space through interventions, the results of which through drawing, photos, sculpture, and video are integrated into mixed media installations. Found materials of detritus, personal artifact, and media are used as a basis to make videos, sculptures, and construct situations. Awards include 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency. Sollars in 2008 completed C RED BLUE J, an experimental documentary that illustrates the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election as it is manifested in his family, which screened at SFMOMA on Election Day and was included in CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America show at the NY Park Armory. Sollars makes videos constantly and takes photos of his public sculptures made with trash on Mission streets for the Left Behind Series. Recent exhibitions include 2011 Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in which he shaved with an ax and made wigs made from his long hair and beard for the installation Hairy, and most recently collaborated with OPENrestaurant for OPENeducation in conjunction with Chez Panisse's 40th Anniversary at the Berkeley Art Museum baking Digger bread in cans while David Simpson and Jane Lapiner recount stories from their experience as Diggers. Sollars new work for the exhibition Trash at the new children's museum in San Diego will feature walking piles of trash from downtown to the Mirmar landfill.

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Photo courtesy of Artist Chris Sollars.