Innards and Upwards, a San Francisco Wunderkammer
by Alison Pebworth
Starting May 3, visitors to the SFAC Main Gallery will encounter an interactive installation by Bay Area artist Alison Pebworth titled Innards and Upwards, A San Francisco Wunderkammer that is the second installment of ENTER126, which features rotating installation in the gallery's entry. Using the Wunderkammer, or Wonder Cabinet of the Renaissance, as a point of departure, Pebworth presents a large-scale cabinet of curiosities filled with cultural artifacts and bits of local history mined from San Francisco's waste stream. Originally created while she was an Artist in Residence at Recology San Francisco, Pebworth's intricate Wunderkammer changes daily with the opening and closing of dozens of doors exposing hidden secrets.
Alison Pebworth is the recipient of Artist Grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation and has been an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions including Ucross Foundation, Claremont, WY and the de Young Museum. She has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, and in the Bay Area at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, and Headlands Center for the Arts.