Glean: Group Exhibition

August 8th - August 31st, 2014

GLEAN is a partnership between crackedpots, Recology, an employee-owned company that manages resource recovery facilities, and Metro, the regional government that guides the region’s garbage and recycling systems.

Taking its inspiration from Recology San Francisco’s renowned Artist in Residence program, GLEAN’s mission is to prompt people to think about their consumption habits, inspire creative reuse and initiate larger conversations about the waste we generate.

Each year, a jury of arts and environmental professionals chooses five artists to participate in the program.  The artists have 6 months to glean materials from the Metro Central transfer station (aka, the “dump”) from which to make their art. Each artist is required to make ten pieces and receives a stipend of $2,000.

The spirit of rejuvenation, rebirth and environmental conservation come to life in artworks on view at Disjecta as part of the GLEAN exhibition. GLEAN features five emerging and mid-career artists displaying sculptures, collages and bas-relief works made from discarded objects taken from Metro’s garbage station:

Sarah Bernstein
Francesca Berrini
Alyssa Kail
Michelle Liccardo
Whitney Nye 

View the artists’ bios here: