SCULPTURE

   
2017  
wax


WHITE on RED

Red Trucker Hats with White lettering from across America form a radiating circle that face inwards. Sollars started collecting the hats in November of 2016.

   
lemon

Beard Jetty
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake
March 2017

Jetty formed from Beard shaved at the Spiral Jetty.

   
2016  
wax

SUN BLOCK
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Sun Block on Glass.

   
wax

TREE & TURF
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Tree & Turf outfit sculpture with video, follows Tree and Turf from the bottom of dried up Lake Oroville Resevoir across the Dam to Oroville the nearest town.

   
lemon

DAAAM
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Video of CA dams cut to the word DAAAM over and over projected on to fiberglass reinforced plywood with cutout of the Oroville Dam.

   
wax

Fake Lake
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Wheel barrow with refinished bottom reflecting pond holds water beneath a Plywood cut out of Lake oroville.

   

POUR
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Lake Oroville drift wood, water container

   
wax

water cooler
DAAAM Chico State University Art Gallery
November 3 - December 15, 2016

Hourglass made from Bottled water containers with sand from the bottom of Lake Oroville.

   
wax

pothole with #sick selfie
self portrait custom ZXFlux adidas

instagram

   
wax

All in the Game
curated by Guerrero Gallery
Artmarket SF
- May 2016

Series of sculptures built with refuge from the trash installed in front of an art fair.

   
wax

Microtonal chimes and stands
collaboration with Chris Kallmyer for Paradise Choir @SFMOMA - July 2016

Stands built for Chris Kallmyer Paradise Choir social engaged work at SFMOMA July 2016. instagram

   
wax

Stands

Ongoing series of sculpture stands for everyday life. These have a functional or time based object that is integrated into the sculpture that is dependent on the owner or provider of the space
.

   
2015  
lemon

Farm Stands

Stands that float a selection of produce grown on the Gospel Flats Farm in Bolinas CA. These stands highlight the form of Kale, Squash, & Pumpkin. Each sculpture is maintained by the farm with fresh produce.

   
wax

Sign Post: The Only Way Up Is Down

Found signs from closed San Francisco businesses and post signage.

   
wax

I'm alot like you were

Collected Hand built cabinets and boxes, tools, Magazines, Clothes, Carvings.

   
lemon

Surfboard

Douglas Fir Victorian Door.

   
wax

Starfish Pak

Cut Surfboards, wood, Frame Pack

   
wax

Leopard

Leopard Installation with Leopard Video

   
lemon

Lunar Eclipse

Red Lights, Foam hemispheres, Frame Pack and Dolly; Metal Crate & Trash Can Lid with Moon Puzzle; Puzzle Hemisphere Platform with Lunar Eclipse Video; Sound track generated from items of the trash.

   
lemon

Silver Space

Installation: pack frame, ski poles, grabber, climbing harness, helmet, tenderizer, caribiners, Space suit and installation components made from hydroponic grow room tent, collected trash in silver bags. Video Set: medical videos, medical equiplement, security camera, sound track generated from trash collected on the journey.

   
lemon

Blu Scuba Blu

Blue Sculpture contains Scuba Video diving through a collection of Blu Items. Blu Containers, Bucket, scuba diving goggles; Video of Scuba Blu

   
wax

Clothes Contact: Wheeled Conveyance Ghost Sign

Former Clothes Contact By The Pound store sign from 16th and Valencia is rebuilt into wheeled conveyance and returned to its former residence. Clothes Contact By The Pound store sign, Metal, Plastic; Video.

   
wax

2 sided Tools

2 sided tool combinations

   
lemon

Chair Pak

External Frame Pak Chair.

   
lemon

Clout

Bucket of Clout with hologram.

   
lemon

Doubled Cone

Sollars' on going series of photographic fleece blankets.

   
lemon

Wet Blanket CA 2015

Wet Blanket Instructions
Soak dry blanket in the lake or water source.
Place on floor.
When wet marks disappear and blanket is wet, skid blanket to the side and Repeat.
When dry start again.

   
lemon

Laurel

Work Gloves Left and Right hands & grommets

   
lemon

Shoe Legs

Wood, metal, shoe

   
lemon

Work 2 Die Rag - 4 corners

work rags 24" x 24"

   
lemon

Work 2 Die Rag 2 Blu Gray

work rags 60" x 50"

   
2014  
lemon

86r

Refurbished 86'd Kayak aquired from Islais Creek homeless camp, used to paddle from the camp end to Larry Ellison's Yacht docked at the mouth of San Francisco Bay to tag his boat with the # 86.
2013-2014

10' x 19"
Fiberglass, paint, plastic, rubber.


   
lemon

Creek Rope
Off Shore @ Southern Exposure

spliced rope
1 City Block in length 275’
Islais Creek - Aqua,
Mission Creek - Orange,
Yosemite Creek - white blue

   
lemon

$$ Creeker
Off Shore @ Southern Exposure

metal, wood, epoxy, oars, rope.
12’ x 36” x 24"
A refurbished 12’ Sea King fishing human powered boat to ferry from Land to the Water Shed. Also the Water Shed Crew’s fishing boat.

   
lemon

Water Shed
Off Shore @ Southern Exposure

Reclaimed Water Barrels, Wood, metal, rubber, San Francisco doors, tarps, and rope.
69" x 95" x 120"
A floating shed on the water where each Creek meets the Bay, that will place viewers directly on the water to reconsider their position to the city and land. Water Shed also functions as a bar, sleeping quarters, and fishing station for the Crew. Water Shed breaks down to fit in a truck.

   
lemon

Cones
Off Shore @ Southern Exposure

rubber, barnacles, mussel and clam shells
3 traffic cones pulled out of Islais Creek one for each creek walk rope.

   
lemon

Islais Light
Glen Park Canyon Finalist Proposal
San Francisco Arts Commission


Islais Creek's remaining free flowing water will be highlighted in blue light at dusk as a metaphor for the rest of the creek buried in the dark.

   
lemon

#sick selfie
self portrait custom ZXFlux adidas

instagram

   
   
2013  
lemon

Fixed Gear
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Fixed Gear 2013 Mission Creek Motebecane bike frame, barnacles, with sourced bike parts rebuilt as working fixed gear bike.

WATCH on Vimeo

   
wax

Monkey Fist
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Knotted found nautical rope, yoga ball
30" diameter

   
lemon

Shopping Cart
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Metal, barnacles, oyster shells, sea foam.
48" x 24" x 48"

   
lemon

Shovel
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Sun Bleached driftwood, sand dollars, and rebuilt shovel, with fiberglass.
40" x 22" x 10"

   
wax

Drift Cone
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Drift wood, traffic cone, metal.
71" x 15" x 15

   
lemon

Hepworth
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Sea-carved foam
31" x 16" x 20"

   
wax

Barnacled 40oz
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Glass, Barnacles, Metal
12" x 4" diameter

   
lemon

Mower

Metal, barnacles, wood
60" x 25" x 35"


   
lemon

Rudder
The Swimmer @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts

Found Drift wood, modified handle, clamp, projector & Shoreline video. Driftwood found at Candlestick Point and walked along the coast to the Pacific Ocean.

   
birdtrap

Grease: 2012-2013

Grease in bottles.
On going.

   
birdtrap

Hosed

Hose sculpture configurations.

   
trashsclupt

Left Behind Series 2009-2015

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.

   
2012  
birdtrap

the Missing Pig

version 1.
Cook Bacon, do not serve.

 


version 2.
Cook Bacon, do not serve, hide in front of live camera feed and transmit bacon image sporadically.

   
birdtrap

Grease

Grease in bottles.
On going.

   
birdtrap

Black Flag

Black Flag made from Black Trash Bag

   
2011  
Positive Tax

Left Behind Series 2009-2011

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

   
beard

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

Multi-media installation using a dumpster as a playground and landfill as backdrop, with videos integrated into the structure.

   
Positive Tax

Hair: When I'm 64
2010 - 2040

Wig made from Sollars' hair at age 34 to be worn and documented when he is 64. If acquired by a collection, Sollars reserves the right to where his hair. Handknotted wig made by Erin Hennessy.
Presented in the installation Hairy for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

   
Positive Tax

Beard
2010 - 2011

Wig made from Sollars' beard hair. If acquired by a collection, Sollars reserves the right to where his beard. Handknotted wig made by Erin Hennessy. Presented in the installation Hairy for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

   
birdtrap

Hair Ball
2010 - 2011

Sollars' fallen hair formed into a ball on fallen coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). 5.5" diameter
Presented in the installation Hairy for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

   
Positive Tax

ARTHUR ALLAN : CITY HALL
Isn't It Obvious? SF Arts Commission Gallery
Jan 21 - April 2, 2011


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

   
birdtrap

Can Flag Can
ARTHUR ALLAN : CITY HALL

faux wood grain trash cans and flag poles found in the Veterans Building storage
23” x 16” x 64.5”

   
birdtrap

Desk on Desk on Desk
ARTHUR ALLAN : CITY HALL

borrowed civic desks found in Veterans Building storage
33.5” x 60” x 90.5”

   
2010  
burntdream

2929 A Double Take

A series of Left Behind sculptures made on location in the abandoned store and displayed as a speak easy sculpture exhibition in the back room. Sculptures were swapped into and installed in the window of 2929 24th Street in San Francisco.

   
Positive Tax
Why Can't We Catch Him?

2002 Time Magazine nailed to wall with pound of nails through Osama Bin Laden's portrait. Exhibited in Trouble Everyday at Booklyn Exhibitions Sept 11 - Oct 9 2010
   
Positive Tax
Golden Fleece

Golden Photographic Fleece blanket of Osama Bin Laden smiling.
48” x 64”
Exhibited in Trouble Everyday at Booklyn Exhibitions Sept 11 - Oct 9 2010
   
arthurallan

Nothing Like the Real Thing

Photographic fleece blanket of curator Ian Colon laid back on his bed. Part of a solo exhibition of sculptures made from materials around Ian Colon's apartment gallery Glitterbox in Oakland, CA.

   
arthurallan

Charlie Couch

Photographic fleece blanket of WE artspace dog Charlie on couch relocated in place of the missing Bus-stop.

   
arthurallan

Dunce

Photographic fleece blanket of Street Cone Dunce.

   
Positive Tax
ipad

modified ipad ad displayed on ipad. ipad is loaded with ad screensaver; wikileaks Collateral Murder April 5 2010 video; and ipod Abu Gharib commercial. Exhibited in Trouble Everyday at Booklyn Exhibitions Sept 11 - Oct 9 2010
   
Positive Tax
Home on the Range

A compilation of video song covers of Brewster M. Higley's 1870's poem "Home on the Range" play on a B&W 1957 Durant TV Console slowly losing its image hold. Exhibited in conjunction with Alison Pebworth's drawings Other Possibilities May 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.

   
   
2009  
revolution

green bucket

A deleted scene from my film C RED BLUE J of my Father, sister, and myself in my Father's basement in 2005 finding the same green bucket that is under our 1976 xmas tree super 8 footage. This video loop is projected directly on the original green bucket.

   
birdtrap

Brautigan

Sculpture & Video Installation Featuring 7 sculptures for 7 books by SF Bay Area writer Richard Brautigan. Videos feature both read passages, images of the women on each book cover, archival footage, and footage gathered at San Francsico sites referenced in each book.

   
revolution

Dead Dadullah

Video installation of a killed taliban leader Madullah Dadullah in 2007 whose dead body was presented in a pink sheet.

   
birdtrap

To Come ... For Lenny

Reclining nude Lenny Bruce drawn on drywall with audio cassette deck playing his routine "To is a Preposition Come is a Verb" read by a computer with original laugh track and drum solo.

   
Positive Tax

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.

   
   
2007
 
 

Hog Tied Tiger Pinata

Tiger pinata filled with artwork and music from San Francisco and carried into LA Chinatown gallery openings then caned with a bamboo stick. In collaboration with Kottie Paloma

   
   
2006
 
artforum

Artforum international (Serial)

Bound copies of Artforum International volume 46 (2007-2008) [located in bound periodicals area] constitute a special project of SFAI faculty member Chris Sollars. This Artforum International volume is separated into 2 Sets [bound in five parts]: Set 1 features Advertisements [in sequence]. Set 2 features Articles [in sequence].

Vol. XLVI - installation and collection of the
San Francisco Art Institute Library

   

Follow the Leader Suits

Newspaper Ties from that day's newspaper and Paper suits for 2006 State of the Union Address by President Bush projected on the wall with everyword cut out except for the word before each set of applause. Designed and Constructed in collaboration with Alison Pebworth, Jerome Waag, and Mark Shunney

   
kimono

Kimono News:
Kimonos Display Stand

Display stand for Japanese newspaper kimonos worn by 3 Americans and 3 Japanese walk single file, stop and stand in a line in busy sections of Shinjuku, Tokyo.

   
bags

Pile of Trash Video Pile

Multiple stuffed Pile of Trash outfits with 3 video monitors thrown on top displaying multi Channel video edit of San Francisco Pile of Trash Intervention 2005.

 

Pile of Trash
Trash Bag Viewing Room

Scaled up Trash Bag as video projection room for San Francisco
Pile of Trash Intervention 2005.

 

Turned Table Voting Booth from
Flavour of Democracy

Tables are Turned and connected with Lap joint.
Designed and Constructed in collaboration with artist and Chez Panisse chef Jerome Waag for their Democratic Dinner.

 
x

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
 
suvrub

SUV RUB

Graphite Rubbing of a Ford Expedition SUV.
19' x 24'

   

TSTGA Shipping Box / Display Stand

Designed and Constructed in collaboration with Mark Shunney

   
   
2004
 

 

 

soap circle

Soap Box Circle

Crushed soap box circle with audio composition of Sollars shouting each word of the soap box he stood on.

   

FREE Clothes

Free Clothes pile available to all viwers for the taking of the Come Walk With Me show. All clothes donated for the show in New York.

   
diggerbread

Digger Bread

Free Digger bread baked fresh for the Come Walk With Me opening and served with Free Organic Soup.

   
neon

Neon Peace Sign

Come Walk With Me Installation Window, viewable in SOHO gallery Window.

God's Eye

10' God's Eye made on site for Come Walk With Me Installation.

   

Vagabound Suitcase

JC's suitcase including newspaper and photo documenation of the Come Walk With Me Tour, and Digger bread cans for the Come Walk With Me installation.

   
   
2003
 

Paper Ball

Drawing of a paper ball in a trash can at the Mills College Museum.

   
   
2002
 

Pile of Trash Outfit

   
   
2000
 

TSTGA: The Shirt That Gets Around

   
   
 
1999
 

you lose ... try again

   
thebook

The Book That Was Meant To Be Thrown 1999

A 500-page book (1 ream of paper) bolted together. The book begs to be thrown on every page.

   
accumsoex

The Book That Was Meant To Be Thrown 1999

A 500-page book bolted together with Galvanized Steel Cover with embossed text.

   
accumsoex

The Book That Was Meant To Be Thrown 1999

A 500-page book bolted together with Stainless Steel Cover with embossed text.

   
accumsoex

Trash Book 1999

Paper, wire binding. 8.5" x 11" books
Page dimensions variable
A book of everything copied or thrown out during a day at work in a copy store.50 individual Books for 50 days

   
dolly

Dolly

Paper, binding. 8.5" x 11" book
A book of the cloned sheep Dolly copied until she breaks down.

 
plane

Plane

Paper, wire binding. 6" x 4" book
A book of a paper plane folded and flown on a copier.

   

1998
 

A good time to finish up old tasks

   
burden

Burden of My Birthday

   
donation

Donation Boxes

   
donation

Finding Providence

   
makingbread

Lemonade?

Fresh Lemonade is served to an Audience. A jug with yellow liquid is displayed with a video of two versions how the Lemonade was made.

   
   
 1997  
dirtywhiteshirt

Alley Bread

   
dirtywhiteshirt

Dirty White

   

Fridge

   
makingbread

Making Bread

Freshly baked homemade Whole-Wheat bread is served to viewers.
A video shows me touching myself bare handed and making bread with gloves on.

   

Street Cleaner

   
 1996  
scrub

Muff

   
scrub

Scrub