Saturday, June 14, 2008

East Meets West

Tonight was the opening reception, which, unfortunately I was not able to attend, of a Running Fence-reclycled show. The show is at the Palette Art Cafe in Healdsburg, CA and runs until July 13. Dianne Smith, a fascinating woman who owns lots of the Christo running fence panels that went through Marin and Sonoma Counties in 1976, has a group of artists who use the fabric to make art.

I had completed a rather large piece which included the running fence fabric and also some of the orange squares from the Gates in New York. Hence, the title, East Meets West. It has its debut this week at the show. If you are in the area, do stop by and take a look at the work.
Today was the second weekend of the ProArts Open Studios tour. Do come by my studio tomorrow between noon and 6pm at 4401 San Leandro St., Oakland, CA studio 27. There are three of us at the studio with all different work. I am happy to say that I sold three things last weekend and one today and had some nice people coming through. We have food and wine!


Melinda said...

How interesting! I saw a documentary about the Running Fence sometime in the late 70's and saw the set up for the Gates at Central Park in Jan 2005.
I like the piece you made. Very Japanese.

Cindy Cooksey said...

Very nice! I have one of those orange squares, too, from the NY Christo Gates installation, and haven't figured out what to do with it yet. I like what you did.

Gerrie said...

Love the simplicity of this piece.