Chris Sollars presents a large-scale rubbing and site-specific installation that address consumption and waste. Sollars produced a full scale rubbing of a Ford Exhibition sports utility vehicle by wrapping it with paper and rubbing its contours. Appropriating a technique regularly employed to memorialize sacred objects, Sollars aims to critique contemporary societal values. His video installation draws upon a recent performance in which he dressed a team of eleven people as walking piles of garbage and paraded through San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. This absurd act startled pedestrians and highlighted the surrounding commercial activity as the participants would getup, walk and sit down again. At Southern Exposure, Sollars will construct a massive sculpture, Pile of Trash that houses a video installation exploring how we look at a pile of trash and how it looks at us.