April 20-November 4, 2011
2nd Floor, Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco

A Gallery Full of Reclaimed Junk

Looking around the 2nd floor gallery at the Rosenberg Library, can you guess what these materials looked like when someone dropped them off at the dump?

Recology’s Artist in Residence Program at the San Francisco Dump

The Artist In Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is an innovative program that inspires and educates people about recycling and resource conservation by providing local artists with access to materials, a work space, and other resources at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center.

Trash to Treasures
Since 1990, artists have worked in a large, well-equipped studio next to the Recology Transfer Station west of Highway 101 near Monster Park in San Francisco. The Transfer Station is located within a 44-acre property that includes several recycling facilities and the Public Disposal Area (also known as “the dump”).

Art is created from what would have been sent with the rest of San Francisco’s trash to landfills across the Bay or recycling plants across the nation.

Check out the Library’s resources on:
Art Garbage Recycling Environment Environmental Justice

Download the Recology Assignment on the R.R.R.R Library Exhibition

Go to Recology’s website to learn more about their special events!

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