Tinkerer and kinetic artist extraordinaire, Paul Cesewski recreates an old-fashioned carnival midway at the dump as the latest artist-in-residence at SF Recycling and Disposal. The exhibition will feature the ambiance of a carnival, employing a series of mechanically heavy-handed entertainment devices imbued with a lighthearted sense of nostalgia. Using all found gadgetry to create his pieces, Cesewski harks back to a simpler and more innocent time. His motto, "Fun is the universal language", becomes obvious in the bicycle powered kinetic sculpture he created while at the dump.
The artist-in-residence program at San Francisco’s dump is a one of a kind program started in 1990 to encourage people to conserve natural resources and instill in children and adults an increased appreciation for the environment as well as art. Over 65 professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted annually (in August) from professional artists from the Bay Area.
Admission to the May event is free and open to the public.
Fri May 23 5-9
Sat May 24 1-9pm
From the Bay Bridge take 101 South to Monster Park Exit/Tunnel Rd. Exit; go straight on Beatty to Tunnel Road. Take a right on Tunnel Rd. 503 Tunnel is the white building with a red dot.
From the Peninsula take 101 North to Monster Park Exit, take a sharp left onto Alana St., go under the bridge, turn right on Beatty St. to Tunnel. Turn right on Tunnel. 503 Tunnel is the white building with red dot.
Official Website: http://www.sfrecycling.com/AIR
Added by art at the dump on April 8, 2008