Artist and director of 667Shotwell, Chris Sollars work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. Awards include 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission: Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, & 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency. Sollars in 2008 completed C RED BLUE J which screened at SFMOMA on Election Day and was included in CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America show at the NY Park Armory. Recent exhibitions include Off Shore at Southern Exposure, The Swimmer at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Trash at the new children's museum in San Diego; and the newly released Left Behind published by Publication Studio. Sollars' work is sorted chronologically starting in 1996 as a record of his work regardless of failures. Sollars' works are available from Steven Wolf Fine Arts. View Press, CV, Statement, & Bio & insta

   
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Interventions, Performances, and Artist-led projects performed or directed by Chris Sollars: 1996 - 2014.
   
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Exhibitions:

Chris Sollars' Exhibitions and Installations ranging from The Swimmer - Hairy - Brautigan - Bjorn Again - Come Walk With Me - to Pile of Trash.

   
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Photographs:

Photographic Series and Documentation of time based works.

 
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Sculpture:

Sculptures including the Left Behind sculpture photo series, wigs made from Sollars Hair, photo blankets, and video sculpture series on Richard Brautigan.

   
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Videos:

Videos and documentation of Performances and Interventions. Watch on YOUTUBE and VIMEO.

   
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Drawings:

Drawings, collage and works on paper.

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C RED BLUE J

An experimental documentary feature that illustrates the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election as it is manifested in one family. Director Chris Sollars, sets out to try and bridge the political gaps in his own family between a younger sister who works for the Bush Administration, a Born Again Christian father, and Lesbian mother. 79 min www.credbluej.com

   
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Left Behind
Published by Publication Studio 2013

Chris Sollars' new book, LEFT BEHIND, shows us work from his ongoing public sculpture series. Sollars' sculptures, made from discarded objects in the streets of San Francisco, reveal a playful sensibility. Included in LEFT BEHIND is an interview conducted by Jennifer González of the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. Chris Sollars is an artist based in San Francisco and received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. BUY IT HERE
 
 

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