Chris Sollars - The Swimmer
October 26 - Dec 21, 2013
Opening: October 26, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM
Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Between Bryant St & York St.
The Swimmer features photos, videos, and sculptures that intertwine street and sea through endurance actions and the transformation of objects. In a large-scale environmental drawing, Sollars traverses the coast of San Francisco, dragging behind a pointed staff that literally draws a line in the sand. In another epic work, he revisits John Cheever's short story The Swimmer, navigating his way across the city through pools and fountains in a Speedo. Echoing the tradition of Venetian grotto furniture, Sollars created a waterfront studio in the Bayview and repurposed a series of barnacle-encrusted objects pulled in from the bay for use back in town.
Chris Sollars, work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through interventions and performance. Sollars has exhibited and performed in numerous venues nationally and internationally and in 2013 received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
and the dynamic conversation surrounding the Fixed Gear Barnacle Bike from The Swimmer: