Chris Sollars talks about his video installation inspired by the folktale “Milk and Honey.”
Chris Sollars' work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through urban interventions, the results of which are integrated into mixed media video installations. Sollars holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Bard College. Based in San Francisco, he is also director and curator of 667 Shotwell, an experimental space in his home for artists to do experimental work, started in 2001 during the wake of disappearing San Francisco art spaces. Sollars’ work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum. Awards include 2002 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, 2007 Alternative Exposure Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands residency. Sollars recently completed C RED BLUE J, an experimental documentary feature that uses his family, including his sister who works for the Bush Administration, his Born Again father, and his Lesbian mother to illustrate the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election. C RED BLUE J screened at SFMOMA on Election Day, and in Creative Time’s Democracy in America show that took place at the Park Avenue Armory, NYC, in 2008.