Place Making: Installations at Hayes and Octavia

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© Courtesy of the Artist and San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design
Place Making: Installations at Hayes and Octavia
Curated by: Mariah Nielson

2569 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
July 17th, 2011 - November 20th, 2011
Opening: July 17th, 2011 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tue,Wed,Fri-Sat 11-6; Thu 11-7; Sun 12-5
installation, sculpture
Free for members of MCD; $3 suggested donation for the general public; Free for children under 12


Witness the transformation from space to place as three original installations are built at proxy, in the heart of Hayes Valley. Join the artists in creating original artwork each month that will be on view to the public.

Place Making: Installations at Hayes and Octavia is the third in a series of pop-up museums — exhibitions, programs, and store — in temporary locations throughout San Francisco while we seek a new permanent home. Curator: Mariah Nielson

Andy Vogt, a sculptor working in wood, will create an interactive sculptural installation using salvaged material. Installation artist Jesse Schlessinger will craft a plant-based installation as a basis for collaboration with other Bay Area. Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson, light artist and architect respectively, will collaborate to create an environmental seating installation.

Come make with us!
Andy Vogt
Sunday, July 17, 11 AM – 5 PM
Jesse Schlessinger
Sunday, August 21, 11 AM – 5 PM
Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson
Saturday, September 17, 11 AM – 6 PM

Place Making: Installations at Hayes and Octavia is the third in our series of dynamic pop-up museums in various locations throughout San Francisco. Exploring the potential of impermanence, we have been invited to be part of Hayes Valley’s innovative Proxy project, an evolving and temporary rotation of culture and commerce existing out of renovated shipping containers.

With three site-specific installations, the artists were motivated by themes of transparency, light or layering and responding to the site’s urban surroundings, developed distinct environment’s inspiring public interaction and engagement.

SF artist Andy Vogt opened up the exhibition with our first-ever Place Making event: a collaborative effort where MCD and the artist invited the public to work with him in building the installation. Provoking visitors to see value in re-imagining how we perceive our material world, Vogt created sculpted environment in a formerly vacant space using wood salvaged from construction sites.

Removing asphalt and rehabilitating soil to create a garden bed for planting, Jesse Schlesinger transformed the once barren city plot with a vibrant plant and sculpture installation. Public workshops and sculpting sessions offered a rare opportunity for community involvement in the evolution of the space and the overall installation.

TRILUX, designed by Future Cities Lab and artists Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson, is the final of three of our public art installations on view at Place Making. An experimental construction consisting of three vertical wooden lattice structures, visitors are encouraged to step into the woven interior and view the sky through one of the luminescent oculi at the top. A truly awe-inspiring and uniquely situated construct, TRILUX has served the community as a welcome space for social interaction and new ideas.

The Museum of Craft and Design's exhibitions and programs are generously supported by:
Windgate Charitable Foundation, Linda L. Brownrigg, John and Robyn Horn, Tamara L. Black, San Francisco Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, Steve and Alyce Kaplan, Gauger + Associates, Michael Osborne Design/Joey's Corner, Landis Communications Inc., envelope Architecture + Desing / proxy, Phil Schlein, David and Sylvia Weisz Foundation, Barbara Waldman and Dennis Winger, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Mendenhall-Horan Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Sharon and Barclay Simpson, Oliver & Company, Ted Cohen, Gary Hutton Design, Lynn Upchurch & Associates, Lisa Bayne, May Blaisdell, FLAX art & design, Handful of Salt, Holy Butter!