Sunday, July 7, 2024

At the diRosa Center for Contemporary Art


M is for Water is the latest in a series of exhibitions curated by artist Isabelle Sorrell exploring the origins of language and its relation to human consciousness. Featuring work by Shiva Ahmadi, Mari Andrews, Mildred Howard, Paul Kos, Hung Liu, Cheryl Meeker, Susan Middleton, Gay Outlaw, J. John Priola, Isabelle Sorrell, Theodora Varnay Jones, and Wanxin Zhang, the exhibition probes questions of elemental materiality and perception, examining the roots of language where our differentiation between “water” and “mother” begin to diverge. 

Sorrell writes: "'M is for Water' finds its source in water’s gift of vitality, akin to a mother giving life. We observe a reflection of this in language, in its early pictograms and alphabets.

"'M,' believed to be one of the first letters of the Phoenician alphabet, had an antecedent in the Egyptian hieroglyph describing 'water,' and its history is intertwined with its mirror: 'W'. Words with a common etymology convey meanings that reveal the source of life in Nature and Humans alike... There is no Life without Water, there is no Child without Mother."

 View of two of my drawings Alignment and Maelstrom-3 in the exhibition 

(the small sculpture in the middle is by Gay Outlaw)

 


Sunday, June 2, 2024

                

A Place of Creation by Fariba Bogzaran features artists and scholars who participated in the Lucid Art Foundation's Residency Program to create, research, and explore while residing next to a nature preserve on the coast of Northern California. Since 2005, the Artist Residency has been a retreat into the solace of nature, allowing connection with deeper aspects of the self to invoke inspiration. Though diverse in their practices, the artists-in-residence share a similar intention of focusing on the integration of the inner and outer worlds. The Lucid Art Foundation was established in 1998 to support artists who explore the concepts of art and consciousness.
   

 

Thursday, September 14, 2023




Conversing Between the Analogous
September 9 - October 7, 2023

Artist's Talk: Saturday, September 23 @ 4 p.m.

Don Soker Contemporary Art
2180 Bryant St. #205 San Francisco, CA
415.291.0966
Fridays and Saturdays  12-6 p.m. or by appointment


 

Friday, December 9, 2022





December 1, 2022

Thrilled to be included in  SFMOMA's 
small press Book Bazaar @ Kala Art Institute's table



THE ONE/Variations on a Theme
Handmade Portfolio 
10” x 8.25” x o.75”
containing 8 letterpress and 8 monotype pages on handmade paper
8.5” x 7.5” ea.

This is a small handmade portfolio containing 8 letterpress and 8 monotype pages on handmade paper. The theme reflects  my interest in multiple approaches to any one  visualization.


 

Monday, August 22, 2022


 https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/2022-grant-recipients-1


I'm thonored to be chosen for the award by the panel of five advisors, each of who is either a working artist or a professional curator or critic.

Sunday, May 15, 2022




From Moment to Moment

PASTINE PROJECTS

5.13-6.11. 2022



Civil twilight is the time of day before sunrise or after sunset when the sun is six degrees below the horizon. It is a time when light is increasing or fading and images and objects are not completely discernible. Similar to the shifting visibility at civil twilight, the artists in From Moment to Moment embrace ambiguity, disappearance, and reemergence in their work. Valuing the notion of continuity in favor of completeness, they explore the ephemeral quality of material, the nature of time, and the relationships between material and image.  The open-ended nature of these works invites us to meditate on the play of presence and absence and the potential of our own imagination.  Acknowledging that there is no one truth, their work remains open to interpretation over time.


Marta Sanchez-Vasquez focuses on the metaphysical potential of time. Using translucent vellum to create a sense of uncertainty, she asks, “how do we construct memories?” Her drawings fuse the paradox of layered memories and time into one realization. She states that “memory may fade but nothing ever vanishes.”


Theodora Varnay Jones employs an open-ended range of concepts from perception to relativity, transparency, and time. Interested in both process and material, she incorporates various disciplines, media, and techniques that touch on alchemy and a passage from one thing to another.


Robin Richardson is interested in the underlying structure of matter and where the natural world breaks down into intrinsic geometry. Using both organic and digital processes, her works explore the unfolding space between order and chaos.