Trying out the clasped weft technique for the first time on a loom made from a repurposed picture frame. The clasped weft technique is the "clasping" or interlocking of two pieces of weft (horizontal pieces or yarn or string) in the warp (vertical string). The jagged horizontal patterns created by this way of working remind me of the patterns made by sound waves, and instruments like seismographs and EKG machines. Really looking forward to exploring this further and perhaps incorporating actual data into some weavings. Is it a coincidence that waves, the reason we are able to see light, hear sound, measure our heartbeats and the pulses of the earth, are pleasing to the eye as well? Looks like I've got lot to ponder here while working at the loom.
Looking forward to showing alongside these awesome ladies at Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco from August 4th - 30th!
With embroidery, ink paintings, and mixed media works, Patricia Pauchnick presents us with images of the suburban sprawl from a decidedly contemporary vantage point: the sky. Satellite technology, a cornerstone of our digital epoch, often creates distant, abstracted imagery of the planet, and offers a distinctly digital-age perspective of our familiar California landscapes. The rich data mine of historical satellite imagery available via internet (most notably Google Earth), also allows us to see the progression of construction in California through the last thirty years. Viewing human activity at this perspective can lead one to contemplate our effects on the land, natural resources, and perhaps consider the nature of these large-scale, automobile dependent, corporately developed housing communities.
Two embroidered ink paintings were on display at Fleet Wood SF for the month of July in When Nature Calls, a group show featuring: Kendall Berardino, Shannon Bodrogi, Ai Buenafe, Charlotte Drury, Jessy Gaumann, Sarah Hobin, Patricia Pauchnick, Rebecca Redman, Craig Stucky and a live plant installation by Organic Mechanics. Special thanks to Maritime Collective and Fleet Wood for co-organizing the show!
Was glad to break out the ink and live draw again this year in support Southern Exposure at the Monster Drawing Rally. The event was at a new venue this time around, The Minnesota Street Project, an art space in the Dogpatch district of San Francisco that offers sustainable spaces to art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Learn more about the Monster Drawing Rally and check out photos of the event here.
From: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
To: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Subdivisons, on view at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in San Anselmo. The exhibition, The Left Coast, features work by Pacific coast artists about the definitive social, environmental and political aspects of their home states. Located at 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, next door to the picturesque Marin Art and Garden Center, and many beautiful hiking trails.
Every single entity is inherently composed of smaller elements. From afar, we view objects in their entirety, often overlooking the intricacies that constitute them. Is the sum of the whole more valuable than its components? These building blocks are utilized to express larger, more complex ideas, but this does not negate the importance of the blocks themselves.
Merchants of Reality presents: Subatomic Matters; an investigation of the value that each line, stroke, and stitch intrinsically holds, and how intentional application of a chosen method allows the viewer to derive meaning from calculated abstractions.
And also an installation by the curators,
Kendall Berardino and Jessy Gaumann
It was amazing to see so many artists creating en masse at the Verdi Club this year! It was also nothing short of an honor to be a part of the occasion. There was a lot of great work being made all to support Southern Exposure's annual programs. Check out more photos of the event at Southern Exposure's Flickr page, here.
Documentation of all individual artworks made at the MDR viewable here.
Can't wait to be back participating in the Monster Drawing Rally this year! Come by the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco) on July 10th from 6:00-11:00 pm to observe over 120 artists engaged in the creative process. Complete works are immediately available for purchase and all proceeds go to support Southern Exposure's yearly programs.
More information and photos of previous events at Southern Exposure's website.