Article Profiles the Recology SF Artist in Residence Program

Robin LasserWEAD, the Women Environmental Artists Directory, has included an article about the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program in issue #4 of their online magazine. Entitled, A Nexus for Art and Environmental Activism: The Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program, the article traces the history of the residency program and its role in bringing attention to important environmental matters. Included are the many artists who have addressed environmental issues in their residency work, as well as those with a social practice whose residencies have engaged community. The article illustrates how the residency activates artists, and demonstrates that even for those individuals whose work is not overtly environmental in focus, the residency experience has impacted their artistic practice and views about the environment and sustainability.

WEAD was founded in 1996 by Jo Hanson, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, and Estelle Akamine to use the unique perspective of women to further the field and understanding of ecological and social justice art through international collaborations. Hanson was the founder of the Recology Artist in Residence Program, and Steinman and Akamine both had residencies during the early years of the program. We are happy to continue our relationship with this organization which presents a distinctive voice on important issues effecting our planet.

       Robin Lasser, Dining at the Dump, 2002, c-print, 31 1/2 x 29 1/2″

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