Sidewalk Collagraphs, 2017

From Ramon’s Tailor Gallery:

Artist Tanja Geis has been in residence at Ramon’s Tailor collecting lost and discarded objects from nearby Tenderloin streets. She has used these found objects to make a series of collagraphs—prints made from a plate collaged with different textures. This work is produced in conjunction with Kala Art Institute’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

The intention of Sidewalk Collagraphs is to be present with that which we are usually indifferent to if not repulsed by. The project is guided by a hunch that in attending to and formally reimagining the discarded, the lost, and the residual of city life, the artist might offer an intimacy with the ecology of the neighborhood.