Friday, September 18, 2009
Tanya revealing her Barbie side
Crowds celebrate opening of Altered Barbie show at Shotwell 50 Studios
Jillee mc-ing the event
This is the first year I didn't participate in this annual show due to travels. Did manage to attend the opening reception last night at Shotwell 50 Studios. It's a great space for this show - lots of wallspace to show off all the dolls and photos. There were surprisingly a lot of photos at this year's event. Hope to be part of this event next year!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dancing figures at the Anthropological Museum
Shaman dancers in the Zocalo
Because our hotel was near the Catedral and zocalo in the Historic Center of Mexico City, we enjoyed the drumming, herb-burning and the energetic circle of dancers nearly every day. Helen noticed that the dancers' movements brought to life the gestures of ancient pottery figurines we saw at the Museum of Anthropology. Indeed I felt that we were witnessing something ancient, elemental and life-affirming in the zocalo dancers. My favorite shots were of the dancers' feet, which captured the energy of their movements.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Took a class on illuminated paper at the SF Center for Books.It was taught by Oregon papermaker, Helen Hiebert. For the round chochin, we cut molds out of foam core, then wrapped individual rings of reed around it, fastened by paper. Paper shapes were then glued to the reed skeleton. When the paper dried, the mold was disassembled. The magic happened when the chochins were lit.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Adobo Hobo at Fabric 8: marrying art with food cart culture
Octo-arm enjoys wine and art at Cityart Opening
Looking at art along Victorian corridor at 3352 24th St
Sugar installation at 951 Shotwell
Home is Something I Carry With Me is a 3-house non-trad venue exhibition. Love the idea of turning one's home into a gallery, love the idea of a unifying theme that carries across multiple venues. I hope more of these spring up in the City. Fabric8 had an interesting idea of combining the burgeoning food carts in the City with art. The venue was filled to capacity with people enjoying adobo, creme brulee, cookies and soup while viewing the artwork and teeshirts for sale. Cityart also had their monthly group show opening - their venue was filled as well.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Frey Norris Gallery: Laurel Roth
Hang Art: Heather Patterson
Cafe Royale: Megan Wolfe
Fifty24SF Gallery: The Date Farmers
A full evening of art openings in San Francisco. We started at the Frey Norris and ended up at the Fifty24SF Gallery. I was very taken by the Date Farmers, Mexican American artists whose vibrant pieces were a visual feast. Their imagination and ability to create beauty from discarded materials resonated. Visit http://thedatefarmers.com/ for more information about them.