Christopher Bettig recently put up a new installation at the RVCA in San Francisco, consisting of all kinds of woods and rope. I love that Chris can take the most ramshackle of materials and make something beautiful out of them. When I look at this particular installation, he did a similar one for J Crew last year, it almost looks like it could all fall apart at any second. It looks almost like a bunch of hippies took too much peyote and decided to make a structure out of everything they could find… and I like that. There’s honesty to his work, it’s an expression of his abstract mind. I think it’s also worth mentioning that Chris has a day job at Google, and I’m sure it was good for him to make something physical again. If you’re in SF you should stop by and check it out.
1485 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117