Summer Screening: The Swimmer
Parisian Laundry is excited to present The Swimmer by Chris Sollars for our summer screening in the bunker. Sollars revisits John Cheever's short story “The Swimmer”, traversing his way across San Francisco from Bay to Ocean via a network of pools and fountains in a Speedo.
Sollars was born in Indianapolis (IN) in 1976 and grew up in Maine before earning a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (RI) and M.F.A. from Bard College (NY). Based in San Francisco (CA) since 1999, he is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Mills College, Oakland (CA). Sollars has received numerous awards and grants and notably a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2008, Sollars completed C RED BLUE J an experimental documentary which screened at SFMOMA on Election Day and was included in CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America show at the New York City’s Park Avenue Armory. He has participated in several exhibitions including Hoof & Foot at the Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis (CA); Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (CA); DAAAM at Chico State University, Chico (CA); White on Red at 1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco (CA). Sollars’ work is in the public collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum.