Crossing - A Gathering of Artists
An Exhibition of Artship's associated artists and works from its Permanent Collection, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, July 22, through August 4th, 2005.
Artship segment curated and designed by Slobodan Dan Paich.
These six paintings are part of a series, numbering 20 to date, begun in the autumn of 2002 with a clear desire to remember a specific place on the Earth, Hendricks Creek Canyon. An ancient and pristine natural setting on the edge of the wilderness, this place has been intentionally developed in to an Art and Nature Retreat site intended to invite quiet, Reflection, remembrance and creative expression. It is from this calm and intense place these paintings came forward and into focus. Crossings: A gathering of Artists 2005
Spiral with Heart Rock
Most of the following works are done ‘Pointiflet’ style, bleach being the medium used. the addition of acrylics for the beadworks and the timepieces are combined usage of traditional beadworks.
Africa spawned the races of Earth those eons ago. Much has been said that contributions to modern life in its development have not matched the promise. Nevertheless, cultures and traditions developed in bright and gaudy fashion, completely within the limits imposed by harsh environments and from the rocklike steadiness of its creation, the expressive cultural traditions of music and dance to the quiet beautiful stateliness of its people in somber reflection Africa has endured. It might appear that not only was the promise met, particularly early in history before much of her life-force was removed, but will again in future times.
Noire Mystique Watercolor
Muse on the Mara, 2005
Watches and accessories
Dancing Up a Storm, 2005
Damselfly Representative for Insecta
Patricia K. Kelly
Preparing my own paint allows me to explore the intrinsic qualities of natural matter, minerals, and manufactured pigments in my landscape based works. In these works I employ motifs from the urban landscape imbued with personal experience of hidden and symbolic space. Initially architecture and infrastructure serve as skeletal imprimatura for pattern and organic forms that coalesce during the complex pigment layering process. Recurring motifs from the built environment include grids, arches, bridges, and from the natural environment, caves, seeds, and stars.
- Weather Report Egg tempera on true gesso panel 18"x14"
- Spinner Egg tempera on true gesso panel 20"x16"
- Dwelling Egg tempera on true gesso panel 26"x36"
Emergence - DVD Film Loop 3 minute
Igor Ivan Sapic
Message in the bottle From Artship's permanent collection
Textiles have always had resonance for me and I was quite certain from the outset that whatever my ideas were they would make their physical form as textiles. I enjoy the accessibility of the applied arts and the history and cross-cultural traditions of the textile craft processes but the development of my ideas draw upon fine art. When I graduated at the Royal College of Art in 1982 I described my work as large-scale hand painted one off pieces of textiles.
These two pieces are concerned with visual irony.
The first piece "The Secret" is a painting on two panels.Each can stand on its own but the two are meant to be as one piece. The irony is that here are two people who are sharing a secret but represented on 8 foot panels, so that their secret isn't so secret.
The second piece "Shirt" is crocheted of rope. Crochet usually connotes delicateness and femininity. Since I absolutely love using unexpected materials with which to crochet and knit, the result is this piece that shows crochet needn't look like a granny made it. Besides, the "Shirt" weighs about 75lbs.
My initial motivation for creating these pieces was not to communicate visual irony. My motivation has almost always been and will be, "What if...?"
Articulated Steal Sculptures Parts from mechanical installations integrated with accessible Infrastructure on the Artship From the permanent collection.
As part of the first Bay Area biennial, "Bayennale," SomArts Cultural Center of San Francisco hosted three arts organizations in three group shows exhibited in one space as "Crossings: a gathering of artists." From July 22 – August 4, 2005, the three organizations, ARTworkSF, Artship and BorderZone Arts, each bring their unique missions and character to the SomArts Bay Gallery. The works by contemporary Bay Area and international artists are brought together as part of a ‘crossing’ or exchange of ideas and artists.
The three group shows are presented as part of the "Bayennale: Bay Area International Biennial Arts Festival." The Bayennale is an artist-driven, high-energy, organically formed, Bay Area wide, international, biennial arts festival, modeled after the London and Berlin Biennales.