Recology® San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt a
San Francisco, CA–The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt, and student artist Jinmei Chi on Friday, January 20, from 5-8pm and Saturday, January 21, from 11am-1pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 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.
Anja Ulfeldt: Beyond Repair
With the title Beyond Repair as her central theme, Anja Ulfeldt resurrects objects that have been cast into obsolescence. Her intention is not to merely reinstate them, but move past repair to imbue them with an afterlife as a way to mourn, accept and ultimately embrace change.
Simultaneously enhancing and subverting a sense of place, Ulfeldt has used these objects to create an interconnected body of work that is inherently site-specific and geared toward an exhibition that is itself one large installation. She renders uncanny the most basic infrastructure such as flooring, windows and vents to create a questionable and changeable psychological space. By upending expectations, Ulfeldt constructs an environment that is seemingly free of authority and open to doubt. But alongside this uncertainty, she also provides opportunities for viewers to escape into the poetics of small moments. Objects move by forces unseen, what we think we are watching is not quite as it appears, and our perceptions are given free rein to shift from the real to the fantastic.