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.

Katie Wolf

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

X Rock, Katie Wolf painting
X Rock
Buckeye, Katie Wolf painting
Buckeye

Byzantine Line, Katie Wolf painting
Byzantine Line
Spiral with Heart Rock, Katie Wolf painting
Spiral with Heart Rock

TheArthur Wright

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.

View of TheArthur Wright's work
View of TheArthur Wright's work

Noire Mystique Watercolor, TheArthur Wright
Noire Mystique Watercolor
View of TheArthur Wright's work
Muse on the Mara 2005, TheArthur Wright
Muse on the Mara, 2005

Watches and accessories, TheArthur Wright
Watches and accessories
Detail of accessories, TheArthur Wright

Dancing Up a Storm, TheArhtur Wright
Dancing Up a Storm, 2005

Nathaniel Bolton


Sticks, Nathaniel Bolton
Sticks
Mythological Character, Nathaniel Bolton
Mythological Character

Sticks detail, Nathaniel Bolton
Sticks, detail
Sticks detail, Nathaniel Bolton
Sticks, detail

Damselfly Representative for Insecta, Nathaniel Bolton
Damselfly Representative for Insecta
Sticks  detail, Nathaniel Bolton
Sticks detail

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"
View of Patricia K. Kellys work
Spinner Egg detail, Patricia K. Kelly

Dwelling Egg detail, Patricia K. Kelly
Dwelling Egg detail, Patricia K. Kelly

Dwelling Egg detail, Patricia K. Kelly
Dwelling Egg detail, Patricia K. Kelly

Weather Report Egg, Patricia K. Kelly
Spinner Egg, Patricia K. Kelly
Dwelling Egg, Patricia K. Kelly

Nathan Yates

Emergence - DVD Film Loop 3 minute

Emergence Video, Nathan Yates
Emergence Video, Nathan Yates

Emergence Video, Nathan Yates
Emergence Video, Nathan Yates

Igor Ivan Sapic


Message in the bottle From Artship's permanent collection

Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic
Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic

Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic
Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic

Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic
Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic

Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic
Message in a Bottle, Igor Ivan Sapic

Sally Greaves-Lord

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.


Painted Fabrics, Sally Greaves-Lord

Painted Fabrics detail, Sally Greaves-Lord
Painted Fabrics detail, Sally Greaves-Lord

Painted Fabrics, Sally Greaves-Lord
Painted Fabrics, Sally Greaves-Lord

Painted Fabrics, Sally Greaves-Lord
Painted Fabrics, Sally Greaves-Lord

Augusto Ferriols

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...?"

The Secret, left panel, Augusto Ferriols
The Secret, right panel, Augusto Ferriols

The Secret detail, Augusto Ferriols
The Shirt, Augusto Ferriols

The Shirt, Augusto Ferriols
The Shirt, Augusto Ferriols

The Shirt, Augusto Ferriols
The Shirt, Augusto Ferriols

Ben Trautman

Articulated Steal Sculptures Parts from mechanical installations integrated with accessible Infrastructure on the Artship From the permanent collection.

Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman
Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman

Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman
Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman

Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman
Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman

Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman
Articulated Steel Sculptures, Ben Trautman

Bayennale

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.

Bayennale Postcard
Artship Artwork SF signage