S.O.S. will investigate Chris Sollars’ process towards site and subject that is both physical and conceptual as he juxtaposes dissimilar elements and materials to create unexpected forms that are often comedic. SInce 1996, Sollars has been subverting public space to have direct and immediate interaction with a public audience through interventions and performance.
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. Recent Exhibitions include Hoof & Foot at the Manetti Shrem Museum, 2016, DAAAM at Chico State University, 2016, and Artist as Maggid at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Sollars is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Mills College, and received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Chris Sollars, Tree & Turf, 2016. Video and performance; 17:30 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist.