Friday, February 29, 2008

Junk Mail is Art at SF City Hall

From SFMike at the blog, "
Civic Center":
On the fourth floor at City Hall, there's a new art show sponsored by Mayor Gavin Newsom's office and the Academy of Art University. This is the same school that's been gobbling up San Francisco real estate voraciously... It seems that the firestorm of bad publicity over the flower mart eviction finally stopped the plan in its tracks, and now they are taking a page out of Mayor Newsom's public relations playbook and are presenting a student exhibit displaying "environmental consciousness" called "Junk Mail: From Debris to Design."

The pieces look a bit strange on the ornate fourth floor of City Hall, but the whimsical junk mail papier-mache has its own charm.
(Images and text from Civic Center - more photos and info over there.)

1 comment:

Nancy Ewart said...

I thought that this was a fun show and I loved the contrast between City Hall's marble and gold and the students recycled materials. It's always fun to talk to art students and I never pass up the chance to talk about art with anybody.