SOLO EXHIBITIONS: LISCH, SHER, STERLING – MERCURY 20 GALLERY
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September 12 - October 19Free
SARA LISCH: INTERWOVEN
1. To become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled
2. Complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
Sara Lisch’s new show Interwoven weaves together her creative process, personal history and subconscious in order to reflect the interconnectedness of the world around and within us. Her work incorporates clay, wood, fabric and string to create a dynamic interplay between material and ideas.
ELIZABETH SHER: MOROCCO SEEN & UNSEEN
Over the past decade Elizabeth Sher’s artwork has been inspired by residencies she has attended out of the country, most recently in Morocco. Although she was there for an extended time, as a foreigner she was aware that her view of the country and its people were filtered. Additionally, in Arab and Moslem countries traditional windows are covered with a patterned screen so that women cannot be seen from the outside. So their views are filtered too. Morocco is a more liberal country than many but in Tetouan women could only go to one coffee shop – luckily it had the best pastries! Morocco is alive with, sounds, colors, smells and tastes. The Spice Table invites viewers to learn about 6 of the most popular spices used in medicine and cooking – and to smell them. Sher has included a selection of the drawings and small paintings that she made while in residency. When she returned to her Oakland studio, she saw what might evolve from these impressions.
JULIANNE WALLACE STERLING: DETOURS
Over the past few years, Julianne Wallace Sterling found herself an artist trapped in a car commuting to and from work. Many an afternoon, as she crawled slowly through traffic, she became interested in the people who occupied the streets, those who set up homes on the streets and the signs that implore and prod us along from all sides. She began drawing from candid photos that she took along the way, and painting on signs collected at junk yards. The body of work resulting from her fleeting observations is a mixed-media love song to her commute. She has created a series of oil paintings on traffic signs, and some include collage from found objects and street posters. The signs have often been tagged with graffiti making the art a collaboration of sorts with the anonymous street artist that first laid down some spray paint.
– Artists Reception: Saturday, Sept 21, 4-6, artist talk 4:30
– First Friday Art Murmur: October 4, 6-9pm
– Closing Party: Friday, October 18, 5-7pm
Artist Name: Lisch, Sher, Sterling