The Keepsake Project

September 1 - November 31 2015
4331 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA

Irving Street Projects is thrilled to announce The Keepsake Project, a new participatory social practice project by Oakland-based artist, Lisa Solomon.
Over the next few months, Solomon will be collecting images and creating documentation of keepsakes, those cherished objects that we hold on to for a variety of sentimental reasons. Solomon invites the public to participate in the project by either booking an appointment to have a keepsake photographed and drawn at Irving Street Projects, or by sending an image of their keepsake via email. The documentation will progressively fill the gallery with nostalgic mementos culminating in an exhibition, a website, and a correlating book.

Lisa Solomon’s mixed media works revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, gender roles, and the pursuit of art as science/research. She is drawn to altering found objects conceptually so that their meanings and original uses or intents are re-purposed. She often fuses “wrong” things together – recontextualizing materials that question the line between ART and CRAFT. She is profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization. Solomon's work has been exhibited nationally at venues including the Ulrich Museum of Art, Walter Maciel Gallery, and Fouladi Projects. Recent books include a monograph entitled Hand/Made published by MIEL press and most recently 20 Ways to Draw a Chair and 44 other Magnificent Every Day Objects.

Irving Street Projects is dedicated to experimental work in contemporary art. Artists invited to work there are granted use of the project space for a period of months to carry out projects that may fall outside of their established studio practice or need to function outside of a commercial gallery setting. Located at 4331 Irving Street, between 44th and 45th Avenues, ISP is one block from Golden Gate Park and a few blocks from Ocean Beach near the end of the N Judah Muni line. ISP is curated and run by artist Kelly Inouye. The space also houses her studio.
Follow the development of The Keepsake Project and Irving Street Projects on Facebook, Instagram: @irvingstreetprojects @lisasolomon #thekeepsakeproject , and Tumblr.
Make an appointment to document a keepsake with Lisa or participate via email.
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Irving Street Projects
4331 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 282-2299

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