BOOKLYN ARTISTS ALLIANCE in parts with BOOKLYN EXHIBITS
CHRIS SOLLARS - "TROUBLE EVERYDAY "
September 11 – October 9, 2010
Saturday September 11, 2010 7-10 PM
37 Greenpoint Ave. 4th Floor
Taking inspiration from Frank Zappa’s 1966 song Trouble Everyday from the Freak Out! Album by The Mothers of Invention, Chris Sollars throws caution to the wind with facing current state of affairs. Through drawings, photographs, sculptures, and videos of critical humor, Sollars blurs the past with the present in his investigation with the troubles we find ourselves with 9 years later on September 11, 2010.
San Francisco based artist and 667Shotwell director Chris Sollars (BFA Rhode Island School of Design and MFA Bard College) work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum. Featured in articles and reviews in Contemporary Magazine; Flash Art, CameraWork; Art Net; and The New York Times. Awards include 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency.
Sollars’ feature film C RED BLUE, an experimental documentary feature that illustrates the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election as it is manifested in one family screened at SFMOMA and CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America Exhibition in 2008, and in Decalogue: Films You Can Count on Two Hands curated by Eve Sussman at Winkleman Gallery, New York this spring. Selected solo exhibitions include Accumulative Dissipation, Southern Exposure San Francisco 2006; Arthur Allan with Brion Nuda Rosch, 667shotwell 2009; 2929 A Double Take A New Museum, San Francisco Jan 2010; Glitterbox, Oakland August 2010; and recent group exhibition GLOBAL / NATIONAL – The Order of Chaos, Exit Art, New York 2010.