In 1994, Dana Albany began making sculptures out of salvaged materials found on the streets of San Francisco. Her art work emerges from a mixed palate of recycled and discarded materials that are either symbolically representative as a whole concept or evoke new meaning by transforming materials out of their original context. Without any formal training, she has been very successful in her career and has exhibited for the San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMAR Gallery, produced several large-scale sculptures for Burning Man, and has been hired to assist and collaborate on numerous permanent public art installations in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Seattle.
During her residency at Recology San Francisco, Albany’s work focused on the distinctive use of a vast range of different materials such as books, tires, metal, glass, shoes, and other materials in order to create a body of uniquely independent sculptures.
Photos and press release for this artist.
Residency: November 2002 - February 2003
Art Exhibition: Friday, February 7
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