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I Never Learned the Title of the Song I Always Sing
1275 Minnesota St / Gallery 104 - Jun 18–Jul 14, 2016

Group exhibition featuring a selection of artists from Minnesota Street Project’s Studio Program. Featuring work by Beth Abrahamson, Miguel Arzabe, Brittany Atkinson, Binta Ayofemi, Rachelle Bussières, James Chronister, Arash Fayez, Tom Loughlin, Chris Lux, Phillip Maisel, Sean McFarland, Masako Miyazaki and Chris Sollars. The exhibition is curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Director of the Studio Program.

Bay Cycle 2016
Collaboration with Nolan Jankowski

Collaboration with Nolan Jankowski riding the entire shore of the
San Francisco Bay and producing a series of works.


A Paradise Choir
SFMOMA 104 - Jul 9 & 10, 2016

Sculpture Chimes and stands collaboratively developed by Chris Sollars and Chris Kallmyer for his A Paradise Choir at SFMOMA in July.

Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3, 2016

Focusing on Lake oroville and the Oroville Dam for generating a series of works in 21st century California. A relationship between a Dam and a river. A relationship between a Dam and a drought.


Manetti Shrem Museum U.C. Davis
November 13, 2016

Commissioned Video installation that highlights the symbiosis relationship of learning between UC Davis’ animals & students as seen through a series of visual comparisons through stress. These comparisons include: the Body (mechanics, injury, diet), Social (housing, socializing), and Diagnosis & Rehabilitation of a problem or conflict (physical or social).


Two Walks: Re-enacting Rivers and Exploding Farms
By Jason Graves Open Humanities Press: Feedback August 22, 2014

The art of walking is often a melancholy one. Its slowness breeds languid reveries, intense brooding, and earthbound ponderings that can tend toward a state of paralysis. However, art walks are typically anything but lethargic. Two (un)related walks conveniently bookended my summer: a river walk and a campus walk. Both probed the relation between memory and landscape: one, on the summer solstice, retraced the course of San Francisco’s undergrounded Mission Creek from source to sea, while another meandered around the legendary UCSC Farm and was punctuated with somewhat extemporaneous presentations by current and former apprentices.

What We Overlook Remains:
Notes on Chris Sollars’ Islais Creek Walk

By John Graham San Francisco 2014

On a recent weekend, I joined up with artist Chris Sollars and about thirty others—three of whom were his assistants—as we walked the historic route of Islais Creek, from its origins in Glen Canyon (often called the last wild canyon in the city of San Francisco) all the way to the bay where the creek finishes out.

Off Shore: Finding City Waterways in Unexpected Places
By Laura Jaye Cramer for SF Weekly May 30 2014

Local artist Chris Sollars has been investigating the outdoors for years. In 1997 he started taking his work out of the studio and putting in into the streets in an effort to have art within a real space. He's worked in sculpture, performance, video, and, unexpectedly, water. He even says that he's swam across San Francisco, from the bay to the ocean, through a network of pools and fountains. Southern Exposure, invited Sollars to be a part of their summer series, Off Shore. In Sollars' pieces entitled Water Shed, he and his crew (made up of Haegen Anthony-Crosby, Courtney Costello, Nolan Jankowski, Tim Koper, and Matt Shapiro) take participants on walks along San Francisco's forgotten streamlets.

Islais Creek Walk Promo
Water Shed in Off Shore
Southern Exposure

Documentation of the Watershed Crew preliminary 5 mile Islais Creek walk from Glen Park Canyon to Islais Creek with a city block length of rope.

WATCH on Vimeo


Off Shore: S.F. Waterways and Bays as Artistic Medium
By Laura Jaye Cramer for SF Weekly May 27 2014

The gallery has put together Off Shore, a series of events that celebrate the waterways and bay specific to San Francisco. Did you know that there are hidden creeks that pass through the City for miles? Southern Exposure brings together artists Paul Cesewski, Constance Hockaday, Marie Lorenz, Chris Sollars, and A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting, who use these locations to explore their relationships to the water of San Francisco and show how it can be used as an artistic medium.

Left Behind Book Release
Owl Cave Books Tuesday Dec 10 2013 6-8PM

Owl Cave Books is proud to host the launch of artist Chris Sollars' new book Left Behind, published by Publication Studio, documenting his ongoing series of public sculptural works assembled from the debris and found objects in San Francisco Mission's District.

Sollars' The Swimmer Trailer released on The Swimmer Blu Ray Re-Release GrindhouseReleasing 2013

Chris Sollars' The Swimmer Trailer is released as an easter egg hidden feature on the Blu-Ray re-release of The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster.

Chris Sollars 2013 Guggenheim Fellow

Artist 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.

REVIEW: “The Swimmer” solo exhibition by Chris Sollars
By Kathryn McKinney for SFAQ November 2013

“The Swimmer,” Chris Sollars’s first solo show for Steven Wolf Fine Arts, features photos, videos and sculpture, all in homage to the San Francisco coastline, and its duality of water, Ocean and Bay, that shape the city. The sculptures in the show are all pulled from these shores; shopping carts, bikes, 40 oz bottles and cinderblocks meticulously cleaned to exhibit the saltwater’s own addition–colonies of barnacles living on our trash, like so many low rent tenants filling in the converted studios and improvised accommodations of coveted real estate, only to be yanked up and out, evicted by the fate of their discovery.

Behold the Mission's Sea-Sourced Fixed Gear Barnacle Bicycle
By Kevin Montgomery Uptown Almanac Nov 13 2013

But one local Mission artist is reviving the lost art of "custom builds" via a bike frame reclaimed from the Bay. Chris Sollars of 667Shotwell explains how this gruesome shipwreck in the making came to be:

Bicycle encrusted with SF Bay barnacles in Chris Sollars' "The Swimmer"
By John Angelico SFChronicle / SFGATE Nov 20 2013

Inspiration can come from many places, and in Sollars’ case it came from San Francisco Bay. As in literally from the bay: He dragged something from the water and used it in his work. The thing he dragged out was a bicycle frame, beautifully encrusted with barnacles. It was being kept in Davy Jones’ bicycle locker, apparently.

Steven Wolf Fine Arts: Chris Sollars - The Swimmer
By Anneliese Vobis for Art Business SF 2013

Sollars' sculptural practice overlaps with photography, video, collage and installation work. The Swimmer reflects on journeys and investigations along the Pacific coast. Story telling and altered sculptural objects constrast clean, geometrical driven video work. Both directions melt together and weave a narrative in Robert Smithson style.

Chris Sollars:
By Jasmine Moorehead for SFAQ May-July 2013

From the beginning, Sollars’ video art has been ambulatory. In his very first video piece from 1997, the artist records himself as he wheels a bucket full of soapy water around the city, picking up trash off the street, washing it, then carefully replacing the trash as he found it.

Kelly Lynn Jones
An Abridged Visual Mapping of A Place of My Own within the Context of 667 Shotwell
November 2 - December 8, 2012
Opening Reception: Nov 2, 2012 6:00-9:00 PM

Kelly Lynn Jones is interested in how the objects that fill the space of ones' home can cultivate a sense of who we are or how they can provide insight into ones' past, present, and future. Chris Sollars invited Jones to come into his and Alison Pebworth's home/studios/ art space to survey their personal world and history through their things. Jones looks into the reciprocity of object and person that occupy the home and what relationship can evolve with ones' collection. Jones creates a connection with them through re-making selected objects and installs them throughout their personal space.


Alison Pebworth's
Beautiful Possibility Tour
April 16, 2012 - March 1, 2013

Beautiful Possibility is a two-year, coast-to-coast touring project by Alison Pebworth investigating American history and contemporary culture. It takes the prototype of the 19th century American traveling show as inspiration for engaging people across the country in dialogue about what it means to be American.
Follow Alison on her Tour here:


Feature: An Interview with Chris Sollars
By Max Karnig for JUXTAPOZ 5.15.2012

Karnig: What are your inspirations? Sollars: The street and the immediate space around me influences my ideas directly. My work takes inspiration from a range of art from Bruegel & Durer, to Duchamp to the Diggers & Yippies; Fischli/Weiss, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nauman, Chris Burden, David Hammons, Ana Mendieta, Paul McCarthy. Pipilotti Rist, Kim Jones, Acconci, Adrian Piper, Kaprow, Paul Kos, Bruce Conner and other 60 & 70s artists: that showed or made their work within the world / public spaces immediately within everyday life and often using their body as material. All my early videos in the street of performances are also influenced by Skate videos I grew up watching in the mid 80's to early 90's.

Hang Your Hat:
an artwalk through home galleries

By Christy Chan for Bold Italic 1.9.2012

Chris Sollars is a Mission-based artist whose work was picked for both the SFMOMA SECA Award and YBCA’s Bay Area Now show. He started his gallery as a response to the disappearing art spaces in San Francisco during the dot-com boom. The first event was A Site Launch in 2001, parodying the extravagant tech parties of the 1990s.

Helena Keeffe review
Part1: Storytelling Dinner

Jeanne Gerrity
June 29, 2012
Art Practical

Averting many potential pitfalls, Helena Keeffe's dinner for twenty succeeded as a perfect melding of current Bay Area trends: a local organic feast paired with social engagement. The delicious twelve-course meal avoided relegation to a trendy restaurant experience by including activities for the diners, such as staining the purple-cabbage-dyed napkins with lemon juice and shucking fresh garbanzo beans.


Liz Glynn and Nate Page (LA)
Chris Sollars (SF)

June 19, 2012
Event information

COFFEE AND DONUTS: Utilizing this former Mission Police Station as a set, Sollars will activate the former station through actions and video. Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30. More:


Helena Keeffe & Ambient Force 3000

June 29, 2012
Part1: Storytelling Dinner 6:00-9:00 PM
Part2: Ambient Force 3000 9:00-11:00 PM

Part of Southern Machine Exposure Project.
Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30. More info about Southern Machine Exposure Project can be found at


SOUTH DAKOTA Rising?@ 667 Shotwell
Opportunities for Artists in Declining Towns
A Presentation and Conversation
with Lawrence Diggs, aka The Vinegar Man

Saturday August 13, 2011
7 - 9 PM - Slideshow at 7:30

667Shotwell and Beautiful Possibility Present:
In 1989 Lawrence Diggs bought a house in Roslyn, South Dakota (pop. 250) he founded the International Vinegar Museum and International Vinegar Festival and literally put the town on the map. Lawrence sees great opportunities for artists in shrinking towns. He would like to begin a conversation with artists who can see possibilities and opportunities where others see desolation and despair.


the new children's museum
Oct 15, 2011 - Sept 2013

Multi-media installation using a dumpster as a playground, landfill as park with videos of trash rain and Pile of Trash San Diego a Narrative following anthropomorphic Trash from Mirmar Landfill, through downtown San Diego to Balboa Park the former landfill.

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Project Space: Chris Sollars
...might be good issue #174 (fluent collab)
Sept 16, 2011

For …might be good, Sollars presents a series of works from 1980-2040 juxtaposing time, physical and social space..

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Digger Bread Bakery
OPENrestaurant @ Berkeley Art Museum
August 27, 2011

In the mid-60s the Diggers in San Francisco proposed a form of ‘community anarchism’ in which they offered free food, medical care, and street performance. They also baked and gave away bread, and were rumored to have introduced whole-wheat flour into US counterculture. Artist Chris Sollars , Steve Sullivan from Acme Bakery and James Whitehead from Fist of Flour bake Digger bread in cans while David Simpson and Jane Lapiner recount stories from their experience as Diggers.

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Bay Area Now 6
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
July 9 - Sept 25, 2011

Chris Sollars' installation Hairy, featuring video and 19th century style wigs made from his long hair and beard, for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Whiskey Waxing Competition - fbook
@Comstock Saloon
Monday August 15, 2011
7 PM Registration
8 PM Competition

Welcome to the 2011 Whiskey Waxing Beard & Mustache Competition. Whiskey Waxing is a San Francisco Bay Area competition celebrating local hairy talent on the old Barbary Coast. Contestants judged on their form & ability to sip whiskey or tea. All sizes, shapes, and styles considered. It’s not the size of your sweep, but the shape of your broom!

Hairy: An Interview with Chris Sollars
By Danielle Sommer for Daily Serving 7.28.2011

For the last year, Bay Area artist Chris Sollars has sported a biblical behemoth of a beard, although his cleanly shaven cheeks are once again on view in Sollars’s newest project, Hairy, on view as part of YBCA’s Bay Area Now. It’s an interesting update on an identity-probing lineage that includes predecessors like Chris Burden, Gordon Matta Clark, James Luna, Ana Mendieta, and David Hammons. DailyServing recently had the opportunity to chat with Chris about the work.

Bay Area Now 6
By Leigh Markopoulos
Art Practical - Issue 2.22 / Summer Reading

There were a number of artworks that I found interesting, such as Tammy Rae Carland’s staged photographs of stand-up comediennes in comic repose; Ben Venom’s outsize Medusa-head quilt fashioned from heavy metal paraphernalia; and Chris Sollars’ refreshingly bizarre and hirsute multimedia installation, to name a few.

Wax On
by Jennifer Maerz - The Bold Italic - July 28, 2011

There are a lot of great artists showing at YBCA's BAN6 showcase, but I found it really hard to pull myself away from Chris Sollars' Hairy exhibit. This Saturday Chris celebrates the art of "unruly facial hair" with a live event that features something that goes well with beards in this town — drinking whiskey! Between 5 and 7 p.m., you can get the growth on your mug sculpted, trimmed, and otherwise perfected while sipping brown booze cocktails crafted by Comstock Saloon.

Hairy Men and Hard Alcohol
Whiskey Waxing at the YBCA
by Walter Green - The Bay Citizen - August 1 2011

Drawing Crowds bravely waded into a gathering of hirsute men (and the people who love them) having their facial hair massaged into wacky shapes as part of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Whiskey Waxing event, designed to accompany the ongoing exhibit, Bay Area Now 6.
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Summer of Video Art
July 1 - Aug 27, 2011

déjeuner sur la barbe (to lunch on the beard ) 2011
a new video by Chris Sollars & Jerome Waag

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Crossing the Rubicon
JAS Gallery
April 28 - June 11, 2011

Sollars' Drawing of the Bohemian Grove conservative U.S. Presidents and friends pounding beers naked like frat boys around the Grove's totem Owl Rock under the northern California Redwoods.


Chris Sollars - Museum Residency
August 20, 2010

This summer I invited Sollars 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.

Watch the full length feature

NEXT... @ 667 Shotwell
Download Issue 1!

OPENING Saturday December 3, 2011
7 - 9 PM - Slideshow at 7:30

Based on recent events and occupations of public space nationally, 667 Shotwell is announcing a call for proposals by Artists to contribute to a book of artworks, ideas, and tactics for actively framing what is to come NEXT... The NEXT... book will exist as a PDF & slideshow for distributing Artist’s proposed actions / ideas for addressing the current national and international social and economic disparities in question.
DOWNLOAD issue#1 here


Owl Cave Books Brian Moran & 667

opening reception: July 31
6:00-8:00 PM

2010 Summer residents Neet and Brian Moran present works and the Owl Cave Book Store in conjunction with the 667Shotwell video archive.

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The End of Failure
Louis VESP
Group Exhibition
April 29 - May13, 2011

Sollars investigates Failure through a multi-media installation of Mis-haps, consisting of a fleece security blanket to wear while they watch a compilation of short video mistakes.

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MacArthur B Arthur
May 6 - May 29, 2011

Sollars creates A Great and Mighty Walk along MLK WAY in 3 Parts Instructions for connecting MacArthur B Arthur to their neighborhood block.

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Lost in Space
Steven Wolf Fine Arts
March 12 - April 2, 2011

San Francisco group exhibition showing documentation of the past 2 years of making sculptures in my neighborhood.

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Isn't It Obvious? SF Arts Commission Gallery
Jan 21 - April 2, 2011

Arthur Allan through a series of actions will investigate the unoccupied open space of San Francisco civic buildings.


Oct 3 - Nov 20 2010

At WE, Sollars will create a series of works based on the interior and exterior of WE. Inside, Sollars will use images and objects from around the WE space as inspiration and outside he will utilize the Bus stop and neighborhood for a series of interventions, sculptures and videos. Watch the PROMO

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Public Service Announcement for
Yerba Buena Gardens

ARTHUR ALLAN was recently commissioned to do a Public Service Announcement for Yerba Buena Gardens. The announcement aired this past weekend at an event held in the gardens and was attended by Mayor Gavin Newsom.


Trouble Everyday
Booklyn Exhibitions
Sept 11 - Oct 9 2010

Taking inspiration from Frank Zappa’s 1966 song Trouble Everyday 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. Watch the promo:


Chris Sollars
Glitter Box
August 7 - Sept 7 2010

A solo exhibition of sculptures, photographs, and videos installed in and around Ian Colon's apartment gallery Glitterbox in Oakland, CA. At Glitterbox, Sollars has mined Ian’s collection of works, objects, and archive into an exhibition that creates portrait of the artist, the owner and his space.


Alison Pebworth's Beautiful Possibility Southern Exposure
March 12 - April 24, 2010

Opening Friday March 12, 2010, 7-10PM

Beautiful Possibility is a two-year, coast-to-coast touring project by Alison Pebworth investigating American history and contemporary culture. It takes the prototype of the 19th century American traveling show as inspiration for engaging people across the country in dialogue about what it means to be American.
SOEX launches Beautiful Possibility in the form of a gallery-based exhibition, public art project, series of events, and publication. Hand-painted sideshow-style banners combining historical and contemporary images with enigmatic phrases reexamining American history through the imagery of America’s own myths are on view at SoEx.


Chris Sollars: 2929 A Double Take
A New Museum
Jan 1-10 2010

opening reception: Jan 1 4:00-5:00 PM

2929 is an exhibition using A NEW MUSEUM's address as a double take. Using his series of Public Sculptures made with ready-made-trash and debris on streets and sidewalks around San Francisco Mission, Sollars will be installing some of these recent creations in the Museum over the course of the two weeks.


Alison Pebworth's Other Possibilities Michael Rosenthal Gallery
365 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA
April 10 - May 8, 2010

Opening Saturday April 10, 2010, 6-9PM

In conjunction with Alison Pebworth's Beautiful Possibility currently on view at Southern Exposure, Michael Rosenthal Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Alison Pebworth's drawings.

Other Possibilities also includes Buffalo Felting by Ashley Helvey and Video by Chris Sollars both specifically made for the show.


Chris Sollars in: Decalogue: Films You Can Count on Two Hands
organized by Eve Sussman

Winkleman Gallery
March 27 - May 1, 2010
Opening: Saturday, March 27, 6-8 PM
Screening- Hours: Tues. - Sat. 11-7 PM, Sun. 2-6 PM

Line Up includes:
Johan Grimonprez, Leslie Thornton
Julian Rosefeldt, Simon Lee + Algis Antanas Kizys
Christine Rebet, Erin Cosgrove, Jim Finn,
Matt Stokes, Marcus Coates, & Chris Sollars


Chris Sollars in
GLOBAL/NATIONAL - The Order of Chaos

Exit Art
March 13 - May 1, 2010
Opening March 13, 7-10 PM

An exhibition that “addresses the anxieties of economics, environmental tragedies, and societies of control that define the chaos of globalization. It explores these social issues in an aesthetic way to demystify the notion of art only as an ornamental production.
John Ahearn, Tina Barney, Jimmie Durham, Nicky Enright, Rico Gatson, Kate Gilmore, Guerra de la Paz, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Saeri Kiritani, Tseng Kwong Chi, Robin Lasser, Rebecca Loyche, Miguel Luciano, Jonathan Matas, Mary Mattingly, Eve Mosher, Chris Sollars, Jade Townsend, Jason Villegas, Bernard Williams, Martin Wong, O Zhang.


Chris Sollars in PAPER! AWESOME!
Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions
Feb 20 - March 27 2010

Opening Feb 20 4-7PM

PAPER!AWESOME!, a group exhibition of new works on paper by over 100 artists. Curated by gallery artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this exhibition contains over 300 8.5 x 11 inch brand new works on paper by an incredibly varied group of artists. Works by internationally recognized artists will hang side-by-side with those by artists just emerging, all of whom have been asked to work with the most basic of canvases, an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.


Chris Sollars talk on Bruce Nauman's
Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists in 75 Reasons to Live

Jan 17 2010
1:30 PM

We invited 75 people from the Bay Area creative community with a passion for artworks in SFMOMA's collection to tell us about their favorites in 75 7.5-minute talks spread over three days.


REVIEW by Zachary Royer Scholz

In light of cooperative creation’s many pitfalls, the success of “Arthur Allan,” is surprisingly refreshing. Developed collaboratively by Brion Nuda Rosch and Chris Sollars, the show not only combines their respective art practices and residential art spaces—Hallway Projects and 667 Shotwell—but also embraces the neighborhood and objects situated between their two homes...



VIMEO RELEASE for one year Anniversary
MUMBAI SanFranciso is a 13 minute documentary short filmed one week after the Mumbai terrorist attacks from the perspective of Indians living in San Francisco.


NOV/DEC 2009

667shotwell St, SF, CA 94110

closing reception: Dec 18 6:00-8:00 PM

ARTHUR ALLAN is a collaboration between HALLWAY PROJECTS and 667SHOTWELL. Together Hallway Projects (Arthur) and 667 Shotwell (Allan) investigate the domestic nature of each venue through new works within each other's space and in the neighborhood between each residence to create a series of collaborative works in varying media.

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Chris Sollars Jerome Waag Matt Volla
OPENfuture: Spinning Marinetti's Wheels

SFMOMA Oct 17, 2009

Banquet Documentation Photos
Banquet Video Hector Escarraman
Review: Eat Me Daily
Vimeo Bull
tablehopper video
tablehopper review
more about OPEN RESTAURANT here!

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667Shotwell in article
Making Space by Emily Warner

NYFA Current the magazine for artists

New York Foundation for the Arts: Redefining the narrow concept of suitable exhibition space, artist-run projects are booming right now, with work being shown in apartment halls and bathrooms, in buildings in transition, and in artists' studios across the country. Emily Warner reports on new projects in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, and speaks to the key players in these renegade initiatives.

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Lucas Murgida - (w)hole
Charles James Gallery
July 25 - Aug 22, 2009

975 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA.

(w)hole will examine our sense of taste and is sure to be a mouth-watering experience. Lucas will perform throughout the evening of July 25, from 6-9pm at the gallery. The installation will be participatory and available thru normal gallery hours for viewer experience from the 25th of July thru the 22nd of August. Contact

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Chris Sollars Artist in Residence at
Headlands Center for the Arts

Open House Sunday July 12, 2009
June 1 - Aug 1, 2009

Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands 15 minutes from San Francisco, Headlands Center for the Arts was conceived through a planning process conducted by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area after the transfer of former military property to the National Park Service. Contact
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Lucas Murgida
Muster Retrodiction at 667



On November 4, we’ll be screening two democracy-themed projects by Bay Area artists. Chris Sollars’ documentary C RED BLUE J and I Want You (Auditions) is Tony Labat’s new work, culled from footage of the original I WANT YOU performances. I asked them to interview each other for the blog & they typed their conversation together in real time in Tony’s studio Weds afternoon.



A special election-week Collection Rotation by San Francisco-based artist & curator Chris Sollars, whose experimental documentary C RED BLUE J will be screening in the Wattis theater Nov 4. All works collection SFMOMA & listed in detail at the bottom of this post.


SF Chronicle: Underground Art Galleries
Serve a Special Niche

Reyhan Harmanci, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Maintaining an art gallery in your living room requires the perfect balance between openness and secrecy. 667 Shotwell's Sollars, for instance, learned the hard way about veering too far toward the public.

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Lucas Murgida
Friday MAY 1, 2009


The Conspiracy of the Collectors Edition curated by Berlin based artist Kottie Paloma

BVG HAUS: home of Berlin based artists Negin Farsian and Kottie Paloma

Opening Saturday May 23rd 6pm-9pm, 2009
May 23rd-JUNE 6TH 2009


Chris Sollars Archie Mckay Joe Roberts John Dwyer
Christine Sheilds Marshall Weber Scott Williams Kal Speletich Moritz Stumm Tom Cotter Veronica Manchego
Bryson Gill Nik Novak Thomas Chapman Brooks Frederick Dominik Wood Doug Katelus Eric Landmark Fred Rinne & Dom Leone Friederike Hamann Kal Seemen Spelletich Kottie Paloma Michael Friedman Mike Donovan of Sic Alps Patricia Diart Zeigenbock Kopf

By Appointment only after reception For more info contact: 015124249577


Alison Pebworth:
Beautiful Possibility Field Office


APRIL 23 - 26 2009


Alison Pebworth has been making “street side” projects locally and nationally since 2004 under the rubric of the Roadside Show & Tell, a series of interactive roadside attractions and related projects created in the spirit of the 19th century American traveling road show
please contact
or phone 604 872 8337

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Chris Sollars in

March 13 - April 25, 2009
Pelham Art Center
Sculpture, video, photography and installation-based artwork that address specific environmental situations or that broaden public concern for environmental issues. Curated by Jo Anna Isaak.
155 Fifth Avenue Pelham, NY 10803 914.738.2525
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Kottie Paloma in

Schöne neue Welt
: Laurent Impeduglia & Kottie Paloma plus animated films by the artists Stéphane Blanquet, Yann Jouette, Wojtek Skowron and Sabrina Tibourtine


OPENING Thursday March 12, 2009 7PM
12 March – 18 April 2009

Torstrasse 110; 10119 Berlin Germany
+49(0)30 280 93 758 & ann-katrin [at]

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667 + (Positive) TAXATION = Taxation with Art Representation
667 Shotwell with Kal Spelletich Sun Nov 9, following the 2008 Presidential election, 667 is hosting a Stone Soup Meal & Positive Taxation.For more information or to make an appointment to see the current show please contact:
Director/ Curator: Chris Sollars p. 415-821-1295
Gallery Hours by request



A Collection of S.F. Underground’s Music-Inspired Creations (1998-2008). Opening Saturday Sept 6, 2008 7-10 PMHOURS Sat Sept 27 & Oct 4 - 7-9 PM Opening Pics


C RED BLUE J screening at SFMOMA Election Day Nov 4 & Dec 2

Chris Sollars' CREDBLUEJ in:

SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2008
NY TIMES Review: WNYC RADIO: article &
Listen Here


Chris Sollars in

Opening Reception June 20th 6-9p.m.
Curated by: Petra Royale Bibeau
EDIT presents new work from Chris Sollars, Mads Lynnerup, NDFTBK, Erin Allen and Taha Belal

387 17th Street No.204
Oakland, CA 94612


Chris Sollars in:
E.P.A.(Environmental Performance Actions),

EXIT ART: March 15 – May 17, 2008
Opening Saturday March 15, 7-9pm
(Environmental Performance Actions). E.P.A is a group exhibition surveying recent performance work from around the world that addresses current environmental crises.
Curator, Amy Lipton, and founder/co-curator Patricia Watts of ecoartspace, a leading international environmental arts organizationExit Art is located at 475 Tenth Avenue at 36th Street. For more information call 212-966-7745.


Chris Sollars in
Grown-Ups of the Corn:
Opening Reception November 10th 6-9p.m.

Curated by: Kottie Paloma
The Grown-Ups of the Corn Artists: John Dwyer Joe Roberts Nic Chaffin Karla Milosevech Archie McKay Jack Hanley Marsea Goldberg Brian Storts Sean McFarland Lindsey White Fred Rinne Jarrett Mitchell Martin Durazo Chris Corales Alison Pebworth Chris Sollars

Kottie Paloma and the Friends Gallery
NOV 10-24, 2007 1005 Market Street #306 San Francisco, CA (415) 571-1688


Looking for Lost America Alison Pebworth's Roadside Show & Tell

The Roadside Show & Tell hits the road for a 8 month cross country tour Looking for Lost America.