Beneath The Surface Opens Thursday Night!! Featured Artist: Tim Armstrong

The time has come to reveal our most ambitious show to date. ?Join us tomorrow night for a great deal of interesting work and some live action courtesy of one of our featured artists, Tim Armstrong. ?Armstrong will paint our floor live, during the opening reception, giving you a terrific show and something to talk about as you take in the work of all our artists on display tomorrow night!

Check out Tim’s bio and profile video to get a sense of his dynamic and drama. ?And, see you tomorrow night. ?Snacks, drinks and a unique gathering experience await you at the Reclaimed Room! ?6-8pm, 701 Amador Street!

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Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface featured Artist: Clint Imboden

Thursday quickly approaches and excitement builds for the new show! ?Join us from 6-8pm at 701 Amador Street. ?In the meantime, get to know another of our featured artists, Clint Imboden.

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CLINT IMBODEN

I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they’ve been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools. ?I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects. ?I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

Beneath The Surface opens March 27th
Beneath The Surface opens March 27th

Beneath The Surface March 27th: Featured Artist Tom Kabat

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Our new show opens March 27th from 6-8pm at the Reclaimed Room, 701 Amador Street, SF 94124. ?Please get to know Tom Kabat, one of our featured artists for the show. ?

Inspired by the wide variety of designs seen in antique bicycles, Tom explores the practical and whimsical form of the bicycle using found objects and old bike parts to make ride-able thought pieces.

Riding 4,200 miles across the country with high school friends got me hooked on bicycles, bike commuting and bike touring vacations.? Thinking of bikes as rolling levers and as mobility assist devices frees up a creative view of how a bike can be designed and made.? With a background in environmental and mechanical engineering, I look at bicycle design by combining disparate ideas and pushing boundaries. ?My pieces are crudely made from mostly dumpster rescued materials.? I hope to inspire viewers to start making their own fun bikes.

I share my designs and techniques at: woodenbikes.com

and on: instructables.com/woodenbikes

Round and Round We GO! SFBC Sewer Tour part of Beneath the Surface Exhibit

 

Check Out Beneath The Surface artists testing the work of featured artist Tom Kabat at a recent planning meeting! ?Kabat fashions interesting and intuitive bicycle sculptures from reclaimed odds ?and ends including skis, scooters and even a pencil bike that actually writes!! ?You can see more of his work at http://www.woodenbikes.comTrianglebike_web

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In the background, you can see the newly erected Bayshore mural on the unused grain elevators. ?This project was commissioned ?by the San Francisco Art Commission and lights up at night. ?A great landmark to find our gallery for these upcoming receptions!!

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As part of this new display, we are sponsoring a special reception for the resurrected Sewer Ride by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition! ?The Sewer ride takes place Saturday, March 29th, starting at the Daly City BART and winds 12 miles near San Bruno mountain, Candlestick and the SF Bay exploring the squishy boundary between humans and H20. ?It comes to a close at Reclaimed Room with a small party for the riders and anyone else who wants to join. ?The riders should arrive between 3 and 4pm and the party officially goes from 4-6pm. ?Beers and snacks provided! ?Join US!! ?Sign up for the ride here:

?https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-bicycle-coalition-rec-ride-the-sewer-ride-tickets-9912442382?ref=ebtn

 

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$75 off Solis Artwork and New Show Opens March 27th!

Alternative Cosmos closes on March 17th! ?Special Offer for the final days includes $75 off all artwork by Solis! ?Get a great deal on work by this great artist!

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Beneath The Surface opens March 27th with additional Reception March 29th

Reclaimed Room’s most ambitious show to date. ?This exhibition will feature artworks from six eclectic artists, all of whom approach the theme from a different perspective. ?Expect surprises from above and below as Miles Epstein, Clint Imboden, Bruce Barton, Tim Armstrong and Soumyaa Behrens vie for your attention to matters beneath the urban surface.

Opening Reception March 27th from 6-8pm. 701 Amador Street, SF 94124

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Special Event:?San Francisco Bicycle Coalition sponsored “Sewer Ride” ?from Daly City BART to Reclaimed Room on Saturday March 29th. ?Tour starts at noon and comes to a close at the exhibition near 4pm. ?Whether you ride or just want to hop on at the end. ?Join us for another reception with the artists?March 29th at 4pm?in honor of SFBC and the re-imagined and highly popular sewer ride.

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This year’s adventurous and moderately challenging tour will start at the Daly City BART station. We’ll climb east, up and over San Bruno Mountain and drop to the edge of San Francisco Bay. Turning north, we’ll sniff our way around the backside of Candlestick Park, investigating the squishy boundary between humans and H2O, with emphasis on the massive sewer mechanics below our feet. The tour ends just north of India Basin, at the Reclaimed Room, an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts, and media. A project of Building Resources at 701 Amador Street.

12 miles, some climbing, some steep downhill, and a bit of dirt and gravel. Bring helmet, water, good attitude and a snack! Comfort riding in traffic and groups advised. Questions? contact miles@milesepstein.com

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-bicycle-coalition-rec-ride-the-sewer-ride-tickets-9912442382