PHOTOGRAPHYinsta

   
2017  
lemon

Beard Jetty

A photo series of mopbuckets modified to put Sollars in the position of the slipping man.

   
2016  
lemon

1240 Minnesota St: Left Behind

A photo series of Left Behind sculptures before the construction of the 1240 Minnesota St studio building.

   
2015  
wax

Caution (slippery when wet)

A photo series of mopbuckets modified to put Sollars in the position of the slipping man.

   
wax

Recology Outfits

A photo series of the outfits constructed and filmed the Castaways Exhibtion for Recology Artist in Residence.

   
2014  
wax

Out of the Black

A photo series of detritus dredged from the dark waters and made into sculptures.

   
wax

PFD PDF

PDF of PFDs

   
wax

Thrift (2011-2015)

A digital photo series of thrifted finds.

   
wax

Cement Octogan

photo collage

   
   
2013  
wax

Phases
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Sand dollars as lunar phases
Dimension 7" x 48"
Framed archival inkjet print

   
wax

Points Along the Edge
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Points from the SF Shoreline a Spring walk of 2013.
Dimension 61" x 23"
Framed archival inkjet print

   
wax

Wet Blanket
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Photograph of Sollars holding Photo Blanket of Islais Creek dipped in Islais Creek.
Dimension 20" x 30"
Archival Ink Jet on Aluminum

   
slides

Slides: 1999-2013

Slides of Slides.

   
trashsclupt

Left Behind Series 2009-2013

On going Digital Photograph series of Public Sculptures made with ready-made-trash and debris on streets and sidewalks around my San Francisco Mission neighborhood. Presented as a Projected Digital-photo slide show or in book form.

   
wax

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
   
   
2011  
Positive Tax

Left Behind Series 2009-2011

For the group exhibition Lost in Space at Steven Wolf Fine Arts March 12-April 2, 2011, the past 2 years of Left Behind sculptures were presented as a Projected Digital-photo slide show.

   
Positive Tax

Man Woman Child

Framed Self Portrait triptych with varying lengths of hair. Component of the installation Hairy for Bay Area Now 6 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts July9-Sept25, 2011

   
   
2010  
arthurallan

Fate Lines

Displayed in found frame.
Part of the Photograph series. documenting process sculptures and of portraits of the artist, the owner curator Ian Colon, and his space the apartment gallery Glitterbox in Oakland, CA. August 7 - September 7, 2010

   
arthurallan

Left Handed

Part of the Photograph series. documenting process sculptures and of portraits of the artist, the owner curator Ian Colon, and his space the apartment gallery Glitterbox in Oakland, CA. August 7 - September 7, 2010

   
arthurallan

Bear Paws

Vancouver Island, B.C.

   
arthurallan

United

Displayed in found frame.
Part of the Photograph series documenting process sculptures and portraits of curator Ian Colon, and his space the apartment gallery Glitterbox in Oakland, CA. August 7 - September 7, 2010

   
arthurallan

SFMOMA Sculpture Interventions

Sollars invited by artist and SFMOMA blogger Brion Nuda Rosch to use SFMOMA as a site for art-making. As a parameter the artist used only materials on hand in the museum itself, from paper products, posters, debris left behind, to the shirt off his back. At no point was his project made official to the staff of the museum, similar to working in his neighborhood, Sollars came and went and made pieces while integrating himself as an everyday museum guest. SFMOMA OPEN SPACE BLOG August 20, 2010.

   
arthurallan

ri-FLEKT - Oakland

A photographic series of Left Behind sculptures made on location in Oakland around WEartspace for ri-FlEKT show Oct 3 - Nov 20 2010.

   
2009  
birdtrap

Self Portrait

Collection of images of individuals similar to or mentioned by others that Chris Sollars looks like.

   
trashsclupt

left behind

Projected Digital Photograph slide show of a series of Public Sculptures made with ready-made-trash and debris on streets and sidewalks around my San Francisco Mission neighborhood.

   
2006
 

X aka Zarqawi

Photograph of the presentation of Zarqawi's dead body from the front page of the New York Times enlarged to scale of the his photo depicted and presented in the same form in a pine wood frame, black cloth, and easel.

 

   
2005
 

Pile of Trash

Documentation Photographs of Pile of Trash Intervention 2005.

   

S U B

 

   
2004
 

Beard Sculpt

with Josh Hart, Desi Santiago, Chris Sollars, & Crispin Webb

   

Consumer Portraits

Portraits based on compilations of user product surveys.

   
scapes

Gehry Scapes

Photographs of a soccerball kicked on and against Gehry's Building.

   
jc FLAG

J.C. Come Walk With Me

Documentation Photographs of J.C. and his Come Walk With Me Tour 2004.

 

Soap Box

Documentation of shouting name of soap box "Tide" in the parking lot of recently closed Grocery Store in Hyde Park, New York.

Private collections Edition 2 of 5

 
2003
 

 

 

death valley

Death Valley

Documentation Photographs of walking alone in the sand dunes of Death Valley shouting protest slogans against the Iraq War through a megaphone with Airforce jets flying overhead.

Edition 2 of 5

 

 

nowhere

no-where protest

Documentation Photographs of bike locked to a sign in the Mojave desert. Mounted on aluminum sign

Edition 1 of 5

 
2002
 
bjorn

Bjorn Again

Documentation Photographs of Sollars as Bjorn Borgs Female alter ego from Bjorn Again.

   
bottom

Bottom of My Drink

Documentation Photographs of Sollars through the bottom of his drink. These photos become the inspiration for a drinking scene in his documentary film C RED BLUE J.

 
comewalk

Come Walk With Me Tour Photos

Documentation Photographs of Sollars through the bottom of his drink. These photos become the inspiration for a drinking scene in his documentary film C RED BLUE J.

 
2001
 

 

 

666

San Fran666

Photograph series of every 666 addressed bulding in San Francisco in 2001.

 
illustrated Man

Illustrated Man

Documentation Photographs of New Orleans performance.

 
mobile phone

Mobile Phone

Documentation Photographs of walking and talking on a phone with a 1000 ft of phone wire around a New Orleans neighborhood.

Collection Sean Garrison

 

Seal

 

 

We're Waiting Photo

Documentation photograph of performance w/ Mads Lynnerup
Edition 5 of 5
Collection Miami Art Museum

 
2000
 

Millennium Dog

 

   

yeah..ok..alright..bye..

Public snapshots of cell phone users in public space.
Private Collections

   
 
1999
 

Night Riding

 

   

Slides: 1999-2013

Slides of playground Slides.

 
1998
 

Public Display of Affection

Public Display of Affection for Public Sculptures.
Collection of Mills College Art Museum

   
touch

Touching God

Documentation Photograph of touching God in the Sistine Chapel.