Impressions of Bayview Featured Artist: Mitch Nelles

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Impressions of the Bayview

Opening Reception: January 17th 4:30pm-6:30pm

701 Amador Street

Food, Drinks, FREE

 

MITCH NELLES

Mitch Nelles was born in New York City in 1953 and grew up in New Jersey.? It was during his senior year at Rutgers College that he was first introduced to the “magic” of photography. Mitch had completed all of his required course work for his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and signed up for a photography course, which had a print portfolio for a final exam. This class gave him his first (and only) experience in the conventional darkroom.

Upon graduating from college, Mitch moved to Texas to pursue his Ph.D. in BioMedical Sciences and then to Massachusetts for his postdoctoral training.? He moved back to New Jersey in 1986 and focused his attention to his growing family and job as a research scientist in the medical diagnostics field.? Family and work during those years left little time for photography beyond documenting vacations and family events.? Yet, as he entered middle age, he became acutely aware of his need for a creative outlet.

Mitch was in his mid-forties when he made the decision to get back into photography.? Content at first to have his film sent out for printing at a local photo lab, he missed the artistic control he remembered from his darkroom experience in college.? Fortunately, during this period, digital image technology had become readily available and affordable for non-professionals. It became clear to Mitch that the digital darkroom was the way to go.? Film scanners, inkjet printers, Photoshop, and digital SLRs provided him with all the tools and control needed to produce high quality prints that met his creative and artistic expectations.

Following his move to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2001, Mitch joined the Capital City Camera Club where he met a group of like minded, supportive photographers who got together monthly to critique each other’s work and provide encouragement. He credits this small circle of friends with giving him the confidence in his photographic pursuits and helping him to see how different artists view the world photographically and express their individual creativity.

Mitch is self-trained and credits a wide variety of contemporary photographers for helping to shape his photographic vision and literacy. Chip Forelli, Roman Loranc, Chris Honeysett, Clyde Butcher, William Neill, and David Fokos have had a significant impact on his approach to photography.

Mitch works in the San Francisco bay area in the biotechnology field and lives in Half Moon Bay with his wife Janet. He has three daughters, Sara, Miriam, and Erica, who are the joys of his life. Now that he lives in California, he and Janet get a lot more visits from out of town family and friends.

Mitch’s work is available for purchase by contacting him at mitchnelles@gmail.com

 

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Impressions of the BAYVIEW opens January 17th!

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Join us Saturday January 17th for our newest exhibit and a departure from our previous shows. ?Impressions of the Bayview features Black and White photography at the center of the display complimented by abstract sculptures and unique temari works by artists: Mitch Nelles, Shantre Pinkney, Keith Wilson and Mariana Nelson. ?There is a also a surprise interactive element where patrons can take part in the art making themselves! ?Mitch presents a haunting view of our very own yard with photos of the Building Resources space through a lens that is nostalgic and reminiscent of past days. ?Shantre shares her ongoing project, Less We Forget, a portfolio of faces from the Bayview community in the vain of remembrance and not leaving things to the past. ?Keith reclaims old bathroom vanities and erects abstractly beautiful sculptures from them that seem almost other worldly, and Mariana shares her painstaking temari works, each piece crafted ball by ball and strung together to create a new vision, unusual and ephemeral.

 

 

 

Where: 701 Amador Street

When: January 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

What: Opening Reception with food, beer and wine. ?Cost is FREE

Meet and mingle with the artists and enjoy the gallery and the Building Resources space from a whole new perspective. ?We welcome you to our new show and a new year at Reclaimed Room and Building REsources. ?JOIN US!

More information about the artists can be found at:?http://www.bible-media.com/opens-jan-17-mar14-impressions-of-the-bayview/

The WORKER’S Show opens OCT 25

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Building REsources staff strut their stuff in this highly anticipated new exhibit at the Reclaimed Room. ?See the artistic endeavors of the folks who man and woman the materials every day. ?Jam packed with unique handmade furniture designs, landscape art, mosaics, bikes, and much much more!

SAT OCT 25: 4-6pm

FOOD, DRINKS, FREE!

701 Amador Street

Artist Profile videos for Alternative Cosmos!

Opening Reception Feb 6th, 6-8pm!!

Lady Saphire reinvents the world through works made from melted plastics, resins and trash remnants that are unusually striking and oddly familiar.

Get to know her before the show by checking out her artist profile video above!

Solis invites us into the graphic universe of Wildwood, where characters made from reclaimed materials spring to life and provoke questions of togetherness, tolerance and utopian ideals.

Get to know him before the show by checking out his artist profile video above!

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Alternative Cosmos at the Reclaimed Room features work by artists Solis and Lady Saphire. ?Both artists, in their own ways, create new spaces of engagement through their individual art works and compliment one another quite gracefully.

This show delves into the other worlds that exist right before our eyes and these artists bring those alternative cosmos-es to life in our next show.

Save the date! ?As always, snacks and drinks are provided and the admission is FREE!

Opening Reception: Feb 6, 2014

701 Amador Street, SF 94124

6-8pm

On display Feb 6th -Mar 17th, 2014

Alternative Cosmos

Alternative Cosmos opens Feb 6th!

We are excited to announce details of our next new show, Alternative Cosmos, at the Reclaimed Room. ?This show features work by artists Solis and Lady Saphire. ?Both artists, in their own ways, create new spaces of engagement through their individual art works and compliment one another quite gracefully.
Lady Saphire reinvents the world through works made from melted plastics, resins and trash remnants that are unusually striking and oddly familiar.
Solis invites us into the graphic universe of Wildwood, where characters made from reclaimed materials spring to life and provoke questions of togetherness, tolerance and utopian ideals.
This show delves into the other worlds that exist right before our eyes and these artists bring those alternative cosmos-es to life in our next show.
Save the date! ?As always, snacks and drinks are provided and the admission is FREE!
701 Amador Street, SF 94124
6-8pm

Alternative Cosmos

Recycled Arts Show June 27

Recycled Art Reception June 27

Aleksandra Zee crafts recycled trims and moldings into dizzying wall panels on display June 27

Mosaic Bird Bath made from Recycled Satellite Dish by Martha Jones

Martha Jones’ Discarded Satellite Dishes Mosaiced into Birdbaths and Garden Columns made from Terra Cotta Water Pipes and Salvaged Tile on display June 27.

JOIN US!!!

On JUNE 27th from 5-8pm, the Reclaimed Room opens its doors to the public with a reception for recycled artists Aleksandra Zee and Martha Jones with a unique light installation by Gregory Randolph Benke. ?Celebrate the inaugural event of this exciting new project by Building REsources.

701 Amador Street, SF, CA 94124

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Aleksandra Zee creates three-dimensional objects from found and re-purposed materials, primarily reclaimed lumber.? Ranging in scale from small interventions to whole room distortions, she strives to transform the viewer’s perception of the space.? As a woodworker Zee creates anything from large scale wall hangings to furniture and tabletops.? Zee is interested in the transcendance of the harsh, broken, or discarded materials into objects of soft whimsy.? In much the same way, Zee wants the viewer to pause and lose themselves in the altered environment.

Originally from Southern California, Zee is inspired by her travels and living and working in San Francisco.

Wood Trim Panel with Lights

Wood Trim Panel with Lights

Martha Jones is a professionally trained interior & architectural designer, artist and owner of Green Mosaics.? Jones combines her passion for design, salvaging and reuse into creating recycled art for home & garden.? Intrigued by her mother’s Better Homes and Gardens magazines as a child, along with looking forward to local trash night, her unique art and approach blends her environmentally friendly ?attitude while also slowing down the amount of material put into landfills.? Birdbaths are created from discarded satellite dishes,terracotta chimney inserts are mosaic-ed into garden columns, table tops are made from leftover vinyl flooring, and ?junk mail, wallpaper and old calendars are used for collage picture frames and wall art.

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Green Mosaics in their habitat

Green Mosaics in their habitat